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2004 Stories by Melissa Anderson

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  • Film

    published December 7, 2004

    Murderous Maids meets Monster, Giada Colagrande's debut feature is a grim, risible downward spiral of pseudo-porn. Maria (Natalie... More >>

  • Film

    published November 30, 2004

    "Each still photograph is a privileged moment, turned into a slim object that one can keep and look at again," writes Susan Sontag in On... More >>

  • Film

    published November 23, 2004

    An exercise not in the banality of evil but the evil of banality, The Aryan Couple sets real-world horrors—the Final Solution, Hungary... More >>

  • Film

    published November 2, 2004

    In this update of Chekhov's The Seagull, a châteauful of French bores suffers from a strand of cinemania whose primary symptom is... More >>

  • Mixed Harvest: Farming Doc Reaps Details, Misses Context

    published October 26, 2004

    Dinaz Stafford's documentary about the Garos of Meghalaya, rice farmers who have lived in relative isolation for 6,000 years in northeast India,... More >>

  • Giddy Delirium and Spellbinding Mundanity in French Mini-Retro

    published October 12, 2004

    "Film is such a wonderful art," chirps Marilyne (Hélène Fillières) in Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu's A Real Man, one... More >>

  • Film

    published September 21, 2004

    Necessary but flaccid advocacy, Jim de Sève's gay-marriage doc opts for easy lionization and vilification over nuanced analysis. Centering... More >>

  • Film

    published September 14, 2004

    "I am not the candidate of any political bosses or special interests. I am the candidate of the people," Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announced... More >>

  • Film

    published August 24, 2004

    Deborah Kampmeier's muddled, miserable first feature about maculate conception will make you look back fondly on 1985, the year Godard's Hail... More >>

  • Film

    published July 20, 2004

    Making the lavender programming on Showtime seem like The Children's Hour, Helen Lesnick's Inescapable is good dirty fun. Soft-butch... More >>

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