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2006 Stories by Matt Singer

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  • '1/3'

    published September 26, 2006

    Yongman Kim, owner of New York City rental chain Kim's Video (where, full disclosure, I once worked), has always supported aspiring filmmakers,... More >>

  • 'They're Just My Friends'

    published September 12, 2006

    Cruiserweight boxing champion "Punchin' Pat" Nwamu has lived enough excitement for 10 movies, and in his writing, producing, and starring debut... More >>

  • 'A Cantor's Tale'

    published August 29, 2006

    With its outlandish stories, obsession with masculine ego, and focus on an absurd, forgotten subculture, A Cantor's Tale is the stuff Ben... More >>

  • Books

    published August 15, 2006

    What began in 1990 as an eight-page collaboration between British writer Alan Moore and American illustrator Melinda Gebbie is now a... More >>

  • 'Satellite'

    published August 1, 2006

    Satellite's two vapid protagonists, Kevin (Karl Geary) and Ro (Stephanie Szostak), fall instantly in love, dare each other to quit their... More >>

  • 'Mad Cowgirl'

    published July 11, 2006

    It's safe to say there will not be another movie this year like Mad Cowgirl. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on your tolerance... More >>

  • Superfan Returns

    published June 27, 2006

    Since 1938, Superman has defeated legions of evildoers, alien hordes, and various deities. But in Infinite Crisis, the recently completed... More >>

  • 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift'

    published June 13, 2006

    Drifting, Tokyo or otherwise, is a fancy street-racing term for what amounts to a controlled skid. In person, where you could appreciate the... More >>

  • 'Kiss Me Again'

    published April 25, 2006

    With all the subtlety and seriousness of a 1950s scare film, Kiss Me Again warns that experimenting with ménage à trois will... More >>

  • 'Kinky Boots'

    published April 4, 2006

    Why are movies "inspired by a true story" always the most contrived? The new Kinky Boots feels old, or at least vintage. The Full... More >>

  • 'Slither'

    published March 21, 2006

    Good zombie movies are metaphorical; Slither allegorizes living-dead horror as a critique of the American heartland's boundless gluttony.... More >>

  • Pulp Friction

    published March 7, 2006

    "There is no coincidence, Delia, only the illusion of coincidence," says V. Years earlier, Delia was a scientist at a government-sponsored... More >>

  • 'Shakespeare Behind Bars'

    published February 28, 2006

    Soliloquies resonate a little differently when they're performed in solitary confinement. Hank Rogerson's powerful documentary Shakespeare... More >>

  • Books

    published February 21, 2006

    Juxtaposition drives all comics, but it drives those of Brooklyn cartoonist Mark Newgarden a little differently than most. There isn't much... More >>

  • 'Doing Time for Patsy Cline'

    published February 21, 2006

    To get a sense of what it's like to serve hard time Down Under, try watching Doing Time for Patsy Cline, which claims to run 95 minutes... More >>

  • 'Love'

    published February 7, 2006

    A multi-perspectival film vastly superior to Crash, Vladan Nikolic's dynamic thriller Love reinvigorates a stale cinematic format... More >>

  • 'Film Geek'

    published January 31, 2006

    As a veteran of tours of duty at two different video stores, I've seen plenty of people with unhealthy cinematic obsessions. But in all my years I... More >>

  • 'When a Stranger Calls'

    published January 31, 2006

    When a Stranger Calls remakes just the first 15 minutes of the 1979 film of the same name, jettisoning its main story (of an obsessed... More >>

  • 'Glory Road'

    published January 10, 2006

    Sports fans who hate basketball joke that the game would be improved if you gave each team 100 points and two minutes to play instead of 48. The... More >>

  • 'Last Holiday'

    published January 10, 2006

    How in the hell did the new Queen Latifah movie, a tired-looking remake of an Alec Guinness chestnut, become the story of a working-class African... More >>

  • Mr. Coffee

    published January 3, 2006

    I spent two semesters interning at a prestigious New York film company. On my first day, I was informed that part of my routine would involve... More >>

  • Tales From the Hood: Boredom Abounds in Fairy-Tale Pastiche

    published January 3, 2006

    Finally, a Rashomon for the whole family. This cartoon version of "Little Red Riding Hood" tells and retells its story from a variety of... More >>

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