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2006 Stories by Mark Holcomb

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  • End of the Line

    published August 29, 2006

    Have all of Cormac McCarthy's fictional odysseys been leading to this, a world blasted gray and featureless by human folly and cosmic... More >>

  • 'Rank'

    published June 20, 2006

    Eschewing the jock-like aversion to "artiness" inherent in most sports docs, John Hyams's contemplative snapshot of professional bull riding, ... More >>

  • 'The Lake House'

    published June 6, 2006

    Treading the same supernatural turf trampled by Somewhere in Time and Frequency, director Alejandro Agresti's gooey, ostensibly... More >>

  • 'The Sisters'

    published April 4, 2006

    Aiming for an edgy blend of the classic and the contemporary à la Julie Taymor, The Sisters—playwright-screenwriter Richard... More >>

  • 'Trudell'

    published February 14, 2006

    As depicted in Heather Rae's hagiographic cinematic c.v. Trudell, the life of Indian activist turned spoken-word performer John... More >>

  • 'Christmas in the Clouds'

    published February 7, 2006

    Just in time for the holidays (Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day, anyway), Kate Montgomery's agreeably schmaltzy rom-com tempers its near... More >>

  • Death Takes No Holidays: Another Sequel, More Carnage

    published January 31, 2006

    Form mimics narrative in this rote sequel that surely no one was waiting for: Like the serially thwarted Death (the only "character" to return... More >>

  • 'The Tenants'

    published January 24, 2006

    Faithful film adaptations of literary works are as rare as compelling movies about writers and writing, but here's one that gets both right. Based... More >>

  • Love Thinks: Intelligent Rom-Com a Deft Look at Race in L.A.

    published January 24, 2006

    Sanaa Hamri's brisk, refreshingly understated romantic comedy Something New is the rare movie that delivers on its title's promise. By... More >>

  • 'End of the Spear'

    published January 10, 2006

    Coy crypto-Christian claptrap masquerading as feel-good ethnography, End of the Spear is part missionaries-in-peril potboiler (sans pot)... More >>

  • 'Hostel'

    published January 3, 2006

    Falling somewhere between fratboy porno wish fulfillment and Europhobic sex-tourism scare flick, Eli Roth's taut, wily, but ultimately pointless... More >>

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