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Scott Foundas is the chief film critic for the Village Voice. Before Foundas, a native of Tampa, Florida, moved to New York in 2009, he was the film editor at the Voice's sister paper in Los Angeles, LA Weekly, from 2005 to 2009. Foundas was also associate program director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from January 2010 to December 2012. Foundas' film reviews and features appear in all Voice Media Group publications, as well as on its websites and mobile platforms. Follow Scott on Twitter at @FoundasOnFilm.

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2006 Stories by Scott Foundas

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  • Reluctant Hero

    published December 26, 2006

    'Will I ride off into the sunset? Maybe. Will I be dragged off kicking and screaming? Probably." That's what Clint Eastwood told me back in 2004,... More >>

  • Behind Enemy Lines

    published December 12, 2006

    In the new Clint Eastwood movie, ordinary young men—husbands and fathers, artisans and aristocrats—are drafted into a war whose motives... More >>

  • Dream Works

    published December 5, 2006

    It is said that a great actor or actress can "bring down the house," but before I saw (and heard) the 25-year-old American Idol finalist... More >>

  • Woman's Glib

    published November 28, 2006

    From its wink-wink, nudge- nudge movie-within-a-movie opening through to its bald-faced quoting of such classic Hollywood farces as The Lady... More >>

  • Passion of the Christ: A Very Special Episode

    published November 21, 2006

    No, the Virgin Mary doesn't get high on aerosol fumes, and Joseph doesn't ride in on a skateboard, but in most other respects, The Nativity... More >>

  • 'The History Boys'

    published November 7, 2006

    On Broadway, where it won six Tonys and became a modest hit despite the absence of a Disney cartoon character in the cast, Alan Bennett's... More >>

  • Print the Legend

    published October 10, 2006

    A single photograph, we're told early on in Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, can win or lose a war. But sometimes that photo shows us... More >>

  • That Old Black Magic

    published October 10, 2006

    If the greatest magicians never reveal their tricks, then Christopher Nolan wouldn't make it past the children's birthday party circuit. It's not... More >>

  • 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning'

    published October 3, 2006

    When they say the Beginning, they really mean it: In producer Michael Bay's prequel to his 2003 remake of the 1974 horror classic, we flip back... More >>

  • 'Jackass: Number Two'

    published September 19, 2006

    If your face doesn't immediately light up at the thought of Johnny Knoxville launching himself airborne on the back of a giant rocket, or Chris... More >>

  • 'The Guardian'

    published September 19, 2006

    The U.S. Coast Guard rescue-swimmers at the center of The Guardian may be able to save you from a raging current or a hurricane swell, but... More >>

  • 'Aurora Borealis'

    published September 5, 2006

    Because they apparently couldn't wait until the next Ed Burns movie, first-time feature director James Burke and screenwriter Brent Boyd have... More >>

  • 'Beerfest'

    published August 22, 2006

    Connoisseurs of le cinéma de Broken Lizard can take modest consolation that this ode to "cold, fresh joy" marks a distinct rebound for the... More >>

  • 'How to Eat Fried Worms'

    published August 22, 2006

    From the studio that brought you Snakes on a Plane comes this equally stomach-churning (in the best sense) adaptation of Thomas Rockwell's... More >>

  • Lee Man-hee Retrospective

    published August 15, 2006

    From 1961 to 1975, the Korean director Lee Man-hee made an astonishing 50 films, 11 of them dating from 1967 alone. His life was literally his... More >>

  • 'Pulse'

    published August 8, 2006

    The J-horror remake wheel spins again, spitting out this pathetic Americanization of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's apocalyptic fable about a literal ghost in... More >>

  • 'Accepted'

    published August 8, 2006

    In director Steve Pink's amiable but undernourished campus comedy, industrious high school underachiever Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) gets... More >>

  • Undercover of the Night

    published July 18, 2006

    Michael Mann's Miami Vice is like a car that's been stripped of everything but its two bucket seats and rebuilt from the ground up. The... More >>

  • 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'

    published July 18, 2006

    Hell hath no fury like a woman superhero scorned in director Ivan Reitman and screenwriter Don Payne's loopy cross-pollination of comic-book... More >>

  • 'Little Man'

    published July 11, 2006

    The Wayans brothers' white-faced farce White Chicks was the most pleasurably guilty attraction of the 2004 summer season. On paper, this... More >>

  • 'The Groomsmen'

    published July 4, 2006

    In the decade since he won Sundance and scored a modest commercial hit with The Brothers McMullen, writer, director, actor, and former ... More >>

  • 'You, Me and Dupree'

    published July 4, 2006

    Owen Wilson has moved up in the world: He's gone from crashing weddings to crashing entire marriages. In this listless farce, his eponymous... More >>

  • 'Say Uncle'

    published June 20, 2006

    You'll be begging for mercy well before the end of this self-righteous, thoroughly unsavory "farce" about a lonely gay man who—gosh darn... More >>

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