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2006 Stories by Michael Atkinson

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  • The Art of War

    published July 4, 2006

    It is chastening to look over the many, many films we've never seen in this country that have nonetheless fetched top awards at the Berlin,... More >>

  • Wrinkles in Time

    published July 4, 2006

    A reliable and often hypnotic manufacturer of U.S.-releasable French cinema, André Téchiné seemed on a humanistic cutting... More >>

  • Boxing Days

    published July 4, 2006

    The sequel series to last year's Walter Reade survey of all things Hong Kong, this mini-retro sticks closely to the Shaw Brothers kung fu epics of... More >>

  • Old Joy

    published July 4, 2006

    Ancient cinema is its own ex post facto aesthetic achievement—then, it was merely gadgetry and spectacle, but today it's time crystallized, a... More >>

  • '71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance'

    published July 4, 2006

    A hot property since the success of Caché, Austrian director Michael Haneke enjoys a retro buttering up at Anthology, where this... More >>

  • A Haunted-House Lark Gone Fetid

    published July 4, 2006

    The J-horror jones continues to spread like a virus across the continent's less experienced film industries; this Taiwanese creeper, directed by... More >>

  • A Memoir of a Lost Kingdom

    published July 4, 2006

    Jacques Richard's doc about the world-famous Parisian programmer/archivist is actually a memoir of a lost kingdom—where a theater manager... More >>

  • Treasure Chest

    published June 27, 2006

    Of course it's only a summertime sequel, an overinflated, plot-contrivance-by-committee, cheap-shot leviathan, big and graceless as a rusting... More >>

  • Rigor Mortis

    published June 27, 2006

    The plan of attack embodied by the new Dutch film Guernsey is familiar, particularly to aficionados of Tsai Ming-liang, Jia Zhangke, and... More >>

  • The Life Aquatic

    published June 27, 2006

    Don't call it nostalgia—what's beguiling and hilarious and dazzling today about unpretentious star vehicles like China Seas (1935) are... More >>

  • An Unforgettable Aura of Dislocation

    published June 27, 2006

    Leaving mysterious claw marks in the memory of millions of '70s TV babies, Dennis Muren and Jack Woods's Equinox (1970) would appear... More >>

  • School Daze

    published June 20, 2006

    Of the Sedarises, it's apparent that Gretchen is, or at least was, the funniest, if her brother David's family memoirs are any indication, and if... More >>

  • Learning Channel

    published June 20, 2006

    New Globalism ape-man, self-satisfied patron of slobbery, hot-tempered neo-Stooge—this is the Adam Sandler we think we know, but in the last... More >>

  • Room Serviceable

    published June 20, 2006

    Hardly a native flowering of extra-mainstream vision these days, American indies are trapped in a ghetto of second-class homogenization, less... More >>

  • 'The Great Yokai War'

    published June 20, 2006

    Even if he's never actually made a film you can stand, you cannot ignore Takashi Miike—no one working today is as preposterously fecund, has... More >>

  • A Gold-Plated Rorschach Plot

    published June 20, 2006

    Michael Haneke's Caché is a mystery wrapped in a tangle of sight lines—you are rarely confident about what you're watching, and... More >>

  • Remember the Industrial Workers of the World?

    published June 20, 2006

    This 1979 documentary established a new, primary-research modus for historical nonfiction—no narrator, no authorial perspective, just... More >>

  • Prime Cut

    published June 13, 2006

    An all but unknown quantity in North America, septuagenarian workaholic Yoji Yamada appeared on our doorstep two years ago with The Twilight... More >>

  • French Kicks

    published June 13, 2006

    A troublesome but fascinating figure in contemporary French film, Benoît Jacquot has made his splashes and exercised an erratic ambition,... More >>

  • A Real Young Girl

    published June 13, 2006

    The late, great Maurice Pialat may well be the elliptical-realism source code for an entire generation of French filmmakers—his films are... More >>

  • A Rare Serving of Adept Regional Indie Cinema

    published June 13, 2006

    A rare serving of adept regional indie cinema, Ira Sachs's film uses its Memphis milieu as setting and as character—the film is... More >>

  • A True New Yawk Saga

    published June 13, 2006

    Another neglected strike of film noir black lightning from the Fox archives, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's New Yawk saga reimagines King Lear as a... More >>

  • Pulp Fictions

    published June 6, 2006

    All annual film festivals have their tics, slants, and degrees of squirreliness, but for five years now the New York Asian Film Festival has been... More >>

  • Love Letters

    published June 6, 2006

    I grew up in a Sunday Times crossword puzzle home, my wife and I tackle it more weeks than not, and I have matured, between Sundays, into... More >>

  • Sin City

    published June 6, 2006

    With his first fiction feature, Walter Salles protégé Sergio Machado makes a thorough study of the Brazilian bas-fonds, from... More >>

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