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2006 Stories by Nathan Lee

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  • Lee's Top 10

    published December 26, 2006

    All good news in 2006 was tainted by the evaporation of Wellspring, the art-house distribution company whose adventurous acquisitions proved an... More >>

  • The Future is Now

    published December 26, 2006

    The Stupid Movie Controversy of 2006 draws to a close this week with the DVD release of Idiocracy, the orphaned brainchild of... More >>

  • O Say Can You . . . What?

    published December 5, 2006

    War is hell says Home of the Brave, and if you're Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, so is acting. Fiddy gets a leg up from typecasting as Jamal... More >>

  • 'Automatons'

    published December 5, 2006

    Automatons is what happens when Eraserhead and Tetsuo the Iron Man bong themselves into oblivion and collaborate on a... More >>

  • Say It with Diamonds?

    published November 28, 2006

    "T.I.A.," mutters Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), slouched across a bar in Sierra Leone. It is 1999. As the West obsesses over Clinton's... More >>

  • Less Is Less

    published November 21, 2006

    Deep in the outskirts of industrial Los Angeles, an unnamed actor (Morgan Freeman) wonders if the time has come to break a four-year hiatus of... More >>

  • 'Turistas'

    published November 21, 2006

    It doesn't come as much of a surprise when the hot babes and ripped studs of Turistas are strapped to a table and gutted like pigs. The... More >>

  • The Patriot

    published November 14, 2006

    The BAMcinématek celebrates Thanksgiving with a four-course helping of a filmmaker as American as pumpkin pie and the Pawnee tribe—or... More >>

  • Tony Scott, Trailblazer

    published November 14, 2006

    OK, so Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott were asking for it by naming their latest mega-production Déjà Vu. These dudes aren't... More >>

  • The Greats

    published November 14, 2006

    The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image have conspired to destroy us all. Homes will be wrecked, classes flunked, hygiene... More >>

  • L.A. Story

    published November 7, 2006

    For Your Consideration pulls off the neat trick of skewering the movie industry while remaking it in its own image. The latest ensemble... More >>

  • Who's That Girl?

    published November 7, 2006

    1. Visa de Contrôle Cinématographique 32167 Two or Three Things I Know About Her was the second of three features... More >>

  • 'The Troubles We've Seen: A History of Journalism in Wartime'

    published November 7, 2006

    The perilous symbiosis of war and the media undergoes merciless scrutiny in The Troubles We've Seen: A History of Journalism in Wartime. As... More >>

  • Heart Attack

    published October 31, 2006

    Pity Max Skinner, emasculated over his lamb chops. On a gray afternoon, at London's hot spot du jour, his gloating superior unveils a plot to... More >>

  • Style Offensive

    published October 31, 2006

    The damage wrought by the ruinous American occupation of Iraq has been well chronicled by documentary filmmakers—and largely ignored by... More >>

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