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2007 Stories by Nathan Lee

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  • Nathan Lee's Top 10

    published December 25, 2007

    Mesmerized last October by the enigmatic serenity radiating off the screen as Syndromes and a Century played the New York Film Festival, I... More >>

  • High Times

    published December 18, 2007

    In a perfect world, or maybe one that was just, like, super, super, super-stoned on some dope-ass weed . .. like some revolutionary ganja... More >>

  • Power Pop

    published October 23, 2007

    In the spring of 1981, Jean-Jacques Beineix unveiled his debut film in Paris: a brash, snazzy thriller about the infatuation of a sullen young... More >>

  • The House of Lagerfeld

    published October 16, 2007

    Among the most influential of contemporary couturiers, Karl Lagerfeld is revered in fashion circles for his imagination, innovation, and... More >>

  • Patron Saint

    published October 9, 2007

    Robert Mapplethorpe might never have stuck a whip up someone's butt and taken a photo if it weren't for Sam Wagstaff. Remembered, if at all, as... More >>

  • DarkBlueAlmostBlack

    published October 9, 2007

    DarkBlueAlmostBlack tells the ludicrously compact, aggressively "heartfelt," colorfully contrived story of Jorge (Quim Gutiérrez), a... More >>

  • Sizing Up the 45th New York Film Festival

    published October 2, 2007

    Is the 45th New York Film Festival more than the sum of its parts? With parts this good, does it matter? Still, the question is hard to shake.... More >>

  • Brian Springer's Perplexing Documentary

    published October 2, 2007

    Brian Springer derived the curious title of his perplexing documentary The Disappointment: Or, the Force of Credulity from the name of an... More >>

  • The Wunderkind That Wasn't

    published September 25, 2007

    An irresistible subject for a documentary: The charming celebrity of Marla Olmstead, an artist from upstate New York whose talent for impossibly... More >>

  • Strange Culture

    published September 25, 2007

    On the morning of May 11, 2004, Steve Kurtz woke to find his wife dead of a heart attack. Hope Kurtz was a healthy woman in her mid-forties and,... More >>

  • It Is What It Is

    published September 18, 2007

    The 45th New York Film Festival is something of a family affair here at The Village Voice. Two of our own, the estimable J. Hoberman and... More >>

  • Strangers on a Train

    published September 18, 2007

    The estranged brothers Whitman have reunited for a journey on board The Darjeeling Limited, a colorful old locomotive traversing the... More >>

  • So Close, and Yet So Far

    published September 11, 2007

    The exemplary achievements of the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival succeeded by two means: either narrowing the gap between author and... More >>

  • Videocam of the Dead

    published September 11, 2007

    Late at night, alone in the woods, a group of film students at work on a no-budget horror film called The Death of Death are interrupted... More >>

  • The Winter of Major Discontent

    published September 11, 2007

    Set at the base camp of a corporate expedition to establish an oil-mining operation in the Alaskan Arctic circle, The Last Winter is one of... More >>

  • Whose Reality?

    published September 4, 2007

    In the first few minutes of Eastern Promises, the striking new thriller from David Cronenberg, a throat is sliced, a uterus hemorrhages,... More >>

  • Greetings from Toronto . . .

    published September 4, 2007

    It's pretty much a toss-up which I love more: gorging on cinema or getting up at noon. And so, on the first day of the Toronto International Film... More >>

  • Movies To Go

    published August 28, 2007

    Sundance signals, for better or worse, the state of American independent filmmaking. Cannes keeps faith, for those who still believe, with the... More >>

  • Halloween

    published August 28, 2007

    Rob Zombie's Halloween isn't quite a remake of John Carpenter's 1978 slasher masterpiece. The first hour, which vividly and viciously... More >>

  • Gay Old Time

    published August 28, 2007

    In the 1960s, a New York City patrolman named Randy Jurgensen was assigned to investigate the harassment of gay men by a shakedown crew known as... More >>

  • Test My Balls of Fury

    published August 28, 2007

    1. Balls of Fury is a movie about: A former table-tennis prodigy (Dan Fogler as Randy Daytona) enlisted by the FBI to... More >>

  • Put Your Paddle to the Metal

    published August 21, 2007

    1. Balls of Fury is a movie about: A former table-tennis prodigy (Dan Fogler as Randy Daytona) enlisted by the FBI to... More >>

  • Kamp Katrina

    published August 14, 2007

    The waters had no sooner receded from the Upper Ninth Ward than a neighborhood eccentric called Ms. Pearl grabbed a can of white spray and marked... More >>

  • The Super Fun of It

    published July 31, 2007

    In the fall of 2006, David Lynch published a book called More >>

  • The Anxiety Maze

    published July 24, 2007

    It begins with a woman far from home, rising from a strange bed in an immaculate space. Detached but alert, she reflects on her surroundings.... More >>

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