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  • A Subversive Soviet Treasure

    published December 27, 2005

    Thanks to the Pacific Film Archive, an obscure treasure of Soviet silent cinema has been dusted off, tricked out, and sent into the world with the... More >>

  • Closely Watched Trains: Hou's Meditative Metro Mood Piece

    published December 27, 2005

    Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu, Café Lumiére is, in some ways, Hou Hsiao-hsien's melancholy rumination on the traditional... More >>

  • Ghost World

    published December 27, 2005

    Adapted from Nobel laureate Imre Kertész's autobiographical novel of an Auschwitz boyhood, the Hungarian film Fateless has a... More >>

  • screens

    published December 20, 2005

    Rich and strange, Arnaud Desplechin's Kings and Queen is a movie of large gestures and outsize performances. This extravagant family... More >>

  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith

    published December 13, 2005

    The New World has an imposing science fiction title, but Terrence Malick's long, moody, diaphanous account of love and loss in 17th-century... More >>

  • Trauma Drama: More 9-11 Movies

    published December 13, 2005

    Four years of the Bush administration's unrelenting 9-11–sploitation has finally persuaded Hollywood that it is not only safe to dramatize... More >>

  • Catch Them If You Can

    published December 13, 2005

    The war on terror is a grim business, and so is Munich, Steven Spielberg's sincerely self-important account of the assassination campaign... More >>

  • The Reich Stuff: 'King Kong' vs. 'Producers'

    published December 6, 2005

    Showbiz legends both, King Kong and The Producers feature sleazy, manipulative impresarios as a means to get at the exploitation... More >>

  • Your Show of Shows: The Movie of the Play of the Movie

    published December 6, 2005

    Susan Stroman's adaptation of The Producers is a reasonably accurate representation of the Mel Brooks musical she directed on Broadway,... More >>

  • Planet of the Ape

    published December 6, 2005

    That 10-ton gorilla in the room this holiday season is literally a 10-ton—or maybe a 50-ton—gorilla. "It's huge, it's huge!" I heard a... More >>

  • Full-Blown Pop Existentialism

    published November 29, 2005

    Taken from a novel that Hitch himself wanted to adapt, Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Wages of Fear was the Euro smash of 1953. Set in an... More >>

  • Film

    published November 29, 2005

    The Museum of the Moving Image concludes its Laurel and Hardy retro with the team's greatest posthumous performance. Ken Jacobs's Ontic... More >>

  • The Phantom Menace

    published November 29, 2005

    The underground hit of the Tribeca Film Festival and the most widely discussed docu agitprop since Fahrenheit 9/11, Adam Curtis's The... More >>

  • Paper Clips

    published November 29, 2005

    Bleecker, MacDougal—say wha? Return rather to the thrilling days of the 6éme Arrondissement circa 1948, samedi soir with... More >>

  • Film

    published November 22, 2005

    Less than a classic but more than a curio, John Garfield's last vehicle marks the disintegration of Hollywood's old left and—released in mid... More >>

  • Blazing Saddles

    published November 22, 2005

    Brokeback Mountain, which opens (finally) next week, is less a movie than a chunk of American landscape, or perhaps, as director Ang Lee... More >>

  • Monsters in a Box

    published November 15, 2005

    Producer Val Lewton established the gold standard for a particular kind of B movie—smart, literate, and economical. Like his equally... More >>

  • Film

    published November 15, 2005

    Death Rides a Horse Directed by Giulio Petroni BAMcinématek, November 23 through 25 BAM is dishing out spaghetti... More >>

  • Dreaming of a Blood-Red Christmas in a Well-Crafted Neo-Noir

    published November 15, 2005

    Following Bad Santa by two Noels, The Ice Harvest is a hearty bah-humbug, suggesting that the mean-spirited Christmas flick might... More >>

  • Spy Game

    published November 15, 2005

    Syriana, written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, is by far the Bushiest of Bush II thrillers. Set in the really big time, it's a... More >>

  • Tracking Shots

    published November 8, 2005

    Fans of old-school French crime flicks will be reconvening at Film Forum, where Claude Sautet's 1960 Classe Tous Risques has what amounts... More >>

  • Late Marriage: Bride's Family Bridles at Cross-Border Coupling

    published November 8, 2005

    The latest in what has been a surprising two-year run of provocative features made in and around Israel, The Syrian Bride is a tale... More >>

  • Lovesick Blues

    published November 8, 2005

    The Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line is less a booze 'n' Benzedrine showbiz inspirational—although there is plenty of that—than... More >>

  • 'Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic'

    published November 1, 2005

    Sarah Silverman's cartoon bunny rabbit smile could make her the poster child for orthodontia, but it's her timing that's the real thing of beauty.... More >>

  • Good Night, and Bad Luck: A Political Thriller With a Spiritual Side

    published November 1, 2005

    One of the last instances of New Left terror occurred in 1978 when Red Brigade extremists abducted Italian politician Aldo Moro. A five-time prime... More >>

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