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2006 Stories by Joshua Land

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  • Rack Focus

    published June 20, 2006

    Based on the bestselling novel by Jacqueline Susann and directed by erstwhile Val Lewton collaborator Mark Robson, the original Valley of the... More >>

  • 'The Blood of My Brother'

    published June 20, 2006

    For many Americans, at least many without friends or relatives fighting in Iraq, the war there has been experienced primarily in the context of... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published June 20, 2006

    Born in Flames (First Run) Lizzie Borden's 1983 indie is generically science fiction, set 10 years after the Second American... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published June 6, 2006

    Mr. and Mrs. Smith Unrated (Fox) As a gloss on modern American matrimony it's a nonstarter, but thanks to the sure hand... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published May 30, 2006

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Fox) This allegedly "ultimate" edition of George Roy... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published May 23, 2006

    The Devil's Miner (First Run) This documentary by filmmakers Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani follows two young Bolivians,... More >>

  • Film

    published May 16, 2006

    'Celebrate Brooklyn' Once a week at 7:30, Prospect Park... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published May 16, 2006

    Kingdom of Heaven (Fox) One of the more dubious trends in the more-is-better world of DVD has been the release of... More >>

  • 'Light From the East'

    published May 2, 2006

    On August 7, 1991, members of New York's La MaMa theater troupe arrived in Kiev to begin a historic collaboration on a piece about Ukrainian... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published May 2, 2006

    Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist: Season One (Paramount) Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder's animated series is a... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published April 25, 2006

    Dandelion (Hart Sharp) An indie-rock-soundtracked paean to the lonesome crowded West, Mark Milgard's promising... More >>

  • 'Suite Habana'

    published April 18, 2006

    Reviving a tradition that dates back to silent-era landmarks like Walter Ruttman's Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, Suite Habana... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published April 18, 2006

    Robert Altman Collection (Fox) Robert Altman's honorary Oscar may have been the high point of the recent Academy Awards... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published April 11, 2006

    The Mel Brooks Collection (Fox) Of the eight films in this just-released box, four are new to Region 1 DVD (and remain... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published April 4, 2006

    Bee Season (Fox) An 11-year-old girl (Flora Cross in her film debut) becomes a spelling-bee champion, attracting... More >>

  • Mission Accomplished: A Credible SF-Set Graffiti Saga

    published March 28, 2006

    As deceptively modest and quietly ambitious as its urban working-class hero, the ironically titled Quality of Life unfolds inside the... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published March 28, 2006

    Brokeback Mountain (Focus) The debate over whether Crash is indeed the worst Best Picture winner in Academy... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published March 21, 2006

    King Kong (Universal) Bloated even by the standards of the contemporary Hollywood blockbuster, Peter Jackson's utterly... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published March 14, 2006

    A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (Magnolia) Once a legitimate ratings contender, professional bowling now ranks somewhere between... More >>

  • Waiting for Gibson

    published March 7, 2006

    Love it or hate it, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is one of the few culturally essential American movies of recent years, a... More >>

  • 'Beautiful City'

    published March 7, 2006

    Basically a conventional story-driven drama, writer-director Asghar Farhadi's Beautiful City is a different kind of Iranian film—for... More >>

  • Kundera: Sexed-Up and Simplified

    published March 7, 2006

    Widely acclaimed upon its 1988 release, Philip Kaufman's adaptation of Milan Kundera's best-known novel, set partially against the backdrop of the... More >>

  • Alternative Realities

    published February 28, 2006

    Now in its 13th year, the New York Underground Film Festival marches into adolescence under the watch of new director Mo Johnston. As ever, the... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published February 28, 2006

    Jarhead (Universal) Sam Mendes's adaptation of Anthony Swofford's Desert Storm memoir is loaded with commentary... More >>

  • Rack Focus

    published February 21, 2006

    Claire Dolan (New Yorker) The late Katrin Cartlidge stars as the titular high-end Manhattan call girl seeking a new... More >>

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