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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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2007 Stories by Scott Foundas

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  • Legend Has It

    published December 4, 2007

    There are two momentous performances in the Darwinian horror fable I Am Legend. One is by the movie's star, Will Smith—but more about... More >>

  • Good Grief!

    published November 27, 2007

    Eleven months after winning the screenplay and audience awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival, writer-director James C. Strouse's Grace... More >>

  • Band of Brothers

    published November 27, 2007

    Earlier this fall, The Band's Visit made headlines after being disqualified as Israel's foreign-language submission to the 2008... More >>

  • Eye of the Beholder

    published November 20, 2007

    At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the American painter turned filmmaker Julian Schnabel won the jury's Best Director award for The Diving... More >>

  • Badlands

    published October 30, 2007

    "Hold still"—it's what the hunters say to the hunted in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men. The first time we hear it, it's... More >>

  • Emotional Wreck

    published October 9, 2007

    I gave up after about 100 pages of John Burnham Schwartz's 1998 novel Reservation Road, a typically overwritten and contrived slice of... More >>

  • Trigger Man

    published October 9, 2007

    Imagine Old Joy reconceived as a horror movie and you'll be at least partially prepared for Trigger Man, the startling sophomore... More >>

  • TV Makes You Smarter

    published September 25, 2007

    I don't know why, but we're all rather incapable of dealing with one another.— dialogue from Michael... More >>

  • Wide-Open Spaces

    published September 11, 2007

    To some, the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, the 24-year-old Emory University graduate who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness in... More >>

  • Honor de Cavalleria

    published September 11, 2007

    There are no windmills, only wind—and trees and grass and sunlight extinguishing the dawn—in writer-director Albert Serra's... More >>

  • Jodie Foster, Superhero

    published September 4, 2007

    In the new Neil Jordan movie, Jodie Foster plays New York talk radio DJ Erica Bain, who survives a vicious Central Park mugging and becomes an... More >>

  • Fierce People

    published August 28, 2007

    When 16-year-old Finn (Anton Yelchin) gets busted scoring drugs for his coke-snorting, alcoholic masseuse of a mother (Diane Lane), Mom decides... More >>

  • The Nines

    published August 21, 2007

    Go and Charlie's Angels screenwriter John August wrote and directed this solipsistic, sub–Charlie Kaufman head-trip about a... More >>

  • Self-Medicated

    published August 21, 2007

    The 24-year-old writer-director Monty Lapica makes an ill-advised stab at playing the 17-year-old version of himself in this autobiographical... More >>

  • Bugaboo Confidential

    published August 14, 2007

    Shortly after graduating from film school, I took a part-time job as the assistant to a successful movie and television director who told me I'd... More >>

  • The Invasion

    published August 14, 2007

    Is there a Razzie Award for worst casting? If so, reserve it early for this fourth, spectacularly lousy screen version of Jack Finney's 1954... More >>

  • Nerd Love

    published August 7, 2007

    The latest comic meteorite to hurtle forth from the galaxy of producer Judd Apatow, Superbad is about a couple of chronically unpopular... More >>

  • Hot Rod

    published July 24, 2007

    The Saturday Night Live comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer—collectively known as the Lonely... More >>

  • It Doesn’t Suck!

    published July 17, 2007

    In his big-screen debut, Homer Simpson utters the “D’oh!” heard round the world—or at least as far away as Washington, D.C.... More >>

  • Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    published July 10, 2007

    Did John Waters sell out? Or did our ever-more-metrosexual age merely render him irrelevant? Certainly long before Hairspray took up... More >>

  • Dark Arts

    published July 3, 2007

    The darkest and most threatening of the five Potter films, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is also the only series entry... More >>

  • Incredible, Edible

    published June 19, 2007

    Brad Bird has spent most of his career making "cartoons"—a cinematic form that is afforded about as much serious artistic credibility as the... More >>

  • You Kill Me

    published June 12, 2007

    Back in the late '80s and early '90s, the Montana-born director John Dahl made a name for himself with a series of nifty, darkly comic neo-noirs... More >>

  • 'Chalk'

    published May 29, 2007

    Trouble paying attention in class, low self-esteem, hormonal confusion, counting the days until summer vacation—and those are just the... More >>

  • Fort Greene, Utah

    published May 22, 2007

    Despair, Inc. is the apt name of one of the production companies behind director Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen, which premiered at this... More >>

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