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2006 Stories by Michael Atkinson

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  • The Longest Day

    published March 28, 2006

    . . . You can see 4-eva! That is, if you're with the program represented by the new virgin cocktail On a Clear Day and are suffering from... More >>

  • Film

    published March 28, 2006

    Self-conscious aesthete, existential structuralist, one of the world's most eloquent conjoiners of metaphysical mystery and sociopolitical... More >>

  • Bees' Season: A Forgotten Classic of the Czech New Wave

    published March 28, 2006

    A forgotten world-class figure, Frantisek Vlácil was, with just a handful of films to prove it, the Czech New Wave's formalist,... More >>

  • Louise Brooks's Swan Song to Stardom

    published March 28, 2006

    The moviehead re-rediscovery of flapper chic continues with this rarely seen French cornerstone (released in 1930), starring a... More >>

  • A Radioactive Pulp Fossil

    published March 28, 2006

    Once upon a time, Hollywood made five inexpensive, outlandishly philosophical sci-fi flicks that envisioned a cyclical future history in which... More >>

  • In a Lonely Place

    published March 21, 2006

    Calling Rian Johnson's teen indie Brick a piece of stuntwork might seem tantamount to hitting it with a pie, but it's a high-speed wheelie... More >>

  • 'Iowa'

    published March 21, 2006

    Midwestern DIYer Matt Farnsworth wrote, directed, produced, and stars in his first feature, Iowa, and though it's clear he's far from over... More >>

  • 'Toro Negro'

    published March 21, 2006

    Black bull, no kidding—however you may settle in, with Toro Negro, for yet another placid, Salvation Army doc well-meaningly... More >>

  • 'Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy'

    published March 21, 2006

    In 1979 British documentarian Graham Coleman went to India and Nepal and chronicled the rituals and meditative lifestyle of Tibetan monks... More >>

  • Expanding the Palette of Pre-Noir

    published March 21, 2006

    Between his twin Elvis years of 1937 (Grand Illusion) and 1939 (The Rules of the Game), master artiste Jean Renoir crafted this... More >>

  • A Morass of Modern Anxieties

    published March 21, 2006

    Most movies, as things that are made, come off as massive, costly, inscrutable technological erections—like cathedrals or suspension... More >>

  • Plains Lounge

    published March 14, 2006

    With an overture of soundtrack harmonica, wintry Midwestern loneliness, hardscrabble road-movie keynotes, and a general air of mute foreboding,... More >>

  • 'American Gun'

    published March 14, 2006

    The first entry in the Crash subgenre sweepstakes, Aric Avelino's ambitious dependie follows the Paul Haggis award magnet's business plan... More >>

  • Shadows and Fog Aplenty in New Crop of Film Noir Classics

    published March 14, 2006

    You'd swear after watching this year's Oscar night tribute montage to film noir that no one in the Academy knows much about the genre that lit a... More >>

  • 'Puzzlehead'

    published March 14, 2006

    By far the most independent independent-genre flick to grift screen space in Manhattan since Douglas Buck's Family Portraits, James Bai's... More >>

  • Unsung Visions from a Softcore Surrealist

    published March 14, 2006

    Walerian Borowczyk, master Polish animator turned softcore surrealist, we barely knew ye. Dead at 82 last month, Borowczyk was widely considered... More >>

  • Tar Nation

    published March 7, 2006

    "You want an easy job, go join the Red Cross," someone says deep into Thank You for Smoking, a gleeful topical farce about capitalist... More >>

  • Barroom Sprawl

    published March 7, 2006

    We've all done it—killed an afternoon drinking in a pleasantly grungy roadhouse somewhere, boozily enjoying the illusion of having fallen off... More >>

  • Road to Dystopia

    published March 7, 2006

    It might have taken a while, but the dystopian movie our political miasma has been demanding for six years has arrived: V for Vendetta.... More >>

  • Sexual Surrealism in a Maverick Filmmaker's Defiant Trilogy

    published March 7, 2006

    For most of us the story of Japanese New Wave genre berserker Seijun Suzuki leaps from his artistic death as a yakuza hyperbolist fired from... More >>

  • 'The Devil's Miner'

    published March 7, 2006

    Few things can shake the timbers of liberal complacency like observing how third world citizens manage to support themselves in a New (or old)... More >>

  • 'Don't Tell'

    published March 7, 2006

    A paradigmatically mediocre foreign-film-Oscar nominee, Christina Comencini's angsty Italian chick flick trails after TV dubbing actress Sabina... More >>

  • Lazy Sunday

    published February 28, 2006

    There's imported-film minimalism, and then there's this: Fernando Eimbcke's feature debut, Duck Season, a daringly banal comedy of ennui... More >>

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    published February 28, 2006

    Anyone who remembers the original Wes Craven film The Hills Have Eyes (1977), which was and remains a piece of Milwaukee beer shit,... More >>

  • Some Kind of Horror Show

    published February 28, 2006

    The BAMcinématek's whimsical and now annual genre blast covers the gamut, from old-school California gothic like Tod Browning's Mark of... More >>

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