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2004 Stories by Joshua Land

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  • Screed is Good: NYC Docs Examine Two Kinds of Markets

    published December 28, 2004

    A documentary double bill brings distinctively European sensibilities to New York's worlds of high finance and fashion. Wall Street... More >>

  • Racial tensions and feminist stirrings from Mali to Maine

    published November 16, 2004

    New York moviegoers may still be suffering political-doc fatigue, but the nonfiction-heavy 12th annual African Diaspora Film Festival provides a... More >>

  • Film

    published November 9, 2004

    Moscow newscaster Vera comes home to find her ad-exec boyfriend in bed with a younger man, setting up an Almodóvar-like ménage... More >>

  • Film

    published October 19, 2004

    As partisan in its right-leaning way as Fahrenheit 9/11 and a good deal less forthright about it, Voices of Iraq comprises footage... More >>

  • Film

    published October 5, 2004

    Dubiously aspiring to be a Mormon variation on Saving Private Ryan, this dull, static war movie follows five Allied soldiers trapped behind... More >>

  • Film

    published October 5, 2004

    Do you ever long to recapture that childhood feeling of being trapped in a car with your family three hours after the air conditioner's conked out... More >>

  • Silent Discontent: A Portrait of the Jihadist as a Young Man

    published September 28, 2004

    Measuring the human impact of Pakistan's late-'70s turn toward Islamization, Silent Waters charts the disintegrating bond between a widowed... More >>

  • Film

    published September 28, 2004

    Drifter Turner Lair (the king of the offbeat line-reading, Christopher Walken) turns up unannounced at the home of his elderly father, adult son,... More >>

  • Film

    published September 14, 2004

    Nine years after retiring in the middle of a pennant race, Brewers slugger Stan Ross (Bernie Mac) learns that a corrected clerical error has left... More >>

  • Film

    published August 24, 2004

    Mere weeks before 9-11, firefighter Gerard Baptiste purchased a beat-up old motorcycle, with plans to fix it up. He never got the... More >>

  • Three More Political Docs Prepare New York City for the RNC

    published August 17, 2004

    This time the revolution will be televised, or at least captured on video and projected in theaters. The Fourth World War appropriates the... More >>

  • Film

    published August 10, 2004

    Populist voice of pride and protest, or dubious guarantor of "authenticity," folk music has always registered as an essential feature of the... More >>

  • Film

    published July 27, 2004

    "My sense of exile has been lifelong. It's a question of articulating it." So says the late literary critic, political activist, and Columbia... More >>

  • Film

    published July 13, 2004

    A mini–Short Cuts for the upwardly mobile Indo-American professional class, Flavors juggles four story lines loosely connected... More >>

  • Film

    published June 29, 2004

    Sensitive young singer-songwriter Anthony (Innis Casey) is caught between the drudgery of his father's grocery store and dreams of a musical... More >>

  • Europeans Stuck in Expressionist, Firelit Jungle

    published June 15, 2004

    Not the least of the jolts in Lars von Trier's masterful Dogville was the notion that the Dogme movement might produce greater films... More >>

  • Film

    published May 25, 2004

    Soul Plane Directed by Jessy Terrero MGM, in release Not likely to make Bill Cosby’s must-see list, Soul Plane... More >>

  • Film

    published February 3, 2004

    Inspired by a website offering "anatomically correct" sex dolls, Love Object utilizes horror movie jolts to plumb male... More >>

  • Film

    published January 27, 2004

    The second film of a projected trilogy on post-Holocaust Judaism (following 1997's A Life Apart: Hasidism in America), Menachem Daum and... More >>

  • Film

    published January 13, 2004

    A rriving on the heels of the "year of the documentary" and the Queer Eye-inspired valence of "the makeover" as gateway to... More >>

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