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2007 Stories by Nathan Lee

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  • Queasy Rider

    published February 13, 2007

    When studios elect not to screen a movie for critics, it usually says something about the movie. In the case of Ghost Rider, it's kind of... More >>

  • Festival Film: Friend or Foe?

    published February 6, 2007

    Foreign filmmakers with advanced sensibilities are sometimes accused of making "festival films." Esoteric in content and/or experimental in form,... More >>

  • Edie Made Easy

    published January 30, 2007

    Ticket buyers to Factory Girl are in for a drag; not even the drag queens will like it. Cookie-cut from the biopic assembly line, this life... More >>

  • 'Burning Annie'

    published January 30, 2007

    Burning Annie, the anxiously auspicious debut of director Van Flesher and writer Zack Ordynans, would be far too clever for its own good... More >>

  • Men at Work

    published January 23, 2007

    The Second Deck of the Periférico freeway wends its way through 17 kilometers of Mexico City sprawl, lifting untold tons of steel and... More >>

  • Kenneth Anger Comes Home

    published January 16, 2007

    Nothing suffers more on home video than avant-garde film, by its nature inclined to explore the outer limits, innate qualities, and subtlest... More >>

  • Yuppie Scum Seeks Ravishing Refugee

    published January 16, 2007

    Let us applaud, on principle, Anthony Minghella's return to small-scale storytelling. Breaking and Entering marks his first original... More >>

  • David Lynch Made a Man Out of Me

    published January 9, 2007

    Like every touchstone of my nascent cinephilia, I first encountered Eraserhead on crap VHS. It was the late 1980s, I was 15, and I didn't... More >>

  • 'Global Lens, 2007'

    published January 9, 2007

    The 10 films included in this year's Global Lens program at MOMA offer views from, uh, around the globe. Most notable, geographically speaking, is... More >>

  • Technicolor Cowboy

    published January 2, 2007

    Nothing is too crazed, corny, or freakishly florid for Tears of the Black Tiger. The debut of writer-director Wisit Sasanatieng is a... More >>

  • Truth Is For Sissies

    published January 2, 2007

    Ace in the Hole greets the new movie year like a punch in the gut, a kick in the nuts, a bucket of bile flung in the face. Hello, nasty!... More >>

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