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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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  • 'Ten Canoes'

    published May 22, 2007

    Directed by the Dutch expatriate filmmaker Rolf de Heer, this sometimes bawdy (remember: "Never trust a man with a small prick"), always beguiling... More >>

  • Who's the Boss?

    published May 15, 2007

    America, that recurring object of Lars von Trier's long-distance disaffection, figures only in passing in The Boss of It All, as the... More >>

  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    published May 15, 2007

    I never gave much thought to the subject of health insurance until, in October of 2005, an odd swelling in my groin prompted me to make one of my... More >>

  • The Office meets Deliverance

    published May 8, 2007

    The idea of "getting axed" is exploited for maximum double-entendre value in Severance, a grisly horror-comedy from the U.K. that has its... More >>

  • 'Hollywood Dreams'

    published May 8, 2007

    The 15th film in 35 years written and directed by Henry Jaglom, that love-him-or-hate-him iconoclast of American independent filmmaking, is also... More >>

  • 'Brooklyn Rules'

    published May 8, 2007

    As a longtime writer on The Sopranos, Terence Winter has steered clear of most of the hoary organized-crime clichés. Instead, he's... More >>

  • 'The Ex'

    published May 1, 2007

    When career slacker Tom (Zach Braff) gets fired from his latest job, he packs up his wife Sofia (Amanda Peet) and their newborn kid and trades... More >>

  • Mazursky, In and Out of Love

    published April 24, 2007

    Are you happy?" the woman asks her husband, to which he replies: "I'm just not miserable." By the time that scene arrives, around the halfway... More >>

  • 'The Flying Scotsman'

    published April 24, 2007

    Barely a year after The World's Fastest Indian, we get The World's Fastest Schwinn? It's hard to keep Roger Donaldson's picaresque... More >>

  • Full Nelson

    published April 10, 2007

    This week's generically titled studio suspense thriller, Fracture, has the good sense to begin where last week's generically titled studio... More >>

  • 'Perfect Stranger'

    published April 3, 2007

    When the big, bad powers-that-be fuck her over on her exposé of an intern-fucking U.S. senator, star newspaper reporter Halle Berry says... More >>

  • 'The TV Set'

    published March 27, 2007

    Writer-director Jake Kasdan and executive producer Judd Apatow—both veterans of the brilliant-but-canceled NBC series Freaks and... More >>

  • Hoaxster

    published March 27, 2007

    Clifford Irving almost got away with it. It was exactly 35 years ago that his sham autobiography of Howard Hughes nearly made it into... More >>

  • 'Are We Done Yet?'

    published March 27, 2007

    One year (in movie time) on from the action of 2005's Are We There Yet?, sports memorabilia salesman Nick Persons (Ice Cube) has sold his... More >>

  • 'The Reaping'

    published March 27, 2007

    Those two age-old foes—science and blind faith—tango yet again in this noxious slice of Biblical horror about a series of Old Testament... More >>

  • Again With the Serious Face?

    published March 13, 2007

    As Charlie Fineman, a New York dentist who lost his wife and three young daughters in one of the September 11 plane crashes, Adam Sandler sports a... More >>

  • Forget Gun Control

    published March 13, 2007

    In the same week that sees Adam Sandler playing a grieving 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me, another lone figure reeling from... More >>

  • 'Journey From the Fall'

    published March 13, 2007

    The fall of the title is that of South Vietnam, and the journey is the long and arduous trek to America undertaken by one persecuted... More >>

  • Fighting Irish

    published March 6, 2007

    The young men move about the muddied hillside engaging in a friendly afternoon game of hurling. On their way home, they are accosted by a platoon... More >>

  • 'My Brother'

    published March 6, 2007

    This torpid, independently made urban melodrama follows aspiring stand-up comic Isaiah (Nashawn Kearse) as he takes a job "moving packages" for... More >>

  • Cine-mex

    published February 27, 2007

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO—less than 24 hours after the Oscars capped the remarkable year of the so-called "three amigos," I boarded a plane bound... More >>

  • 'The Ultimate Gift'

    published February 27, 2007

    In the latest release from the faith-based division of 20th Century Fox, an oil-rich billionaire (James Garner) kicks the bucket and leaves a... More >>

  • Imamura's Controlled Chaos

    published February 20, 2007

    It's a dog-eat-dog world out there—and, more often than not a bird-eat-bird and a snake-eat-mouse one too, according to the late Shohei... More >>

  • 'Starter for 10'

    published February 13, 2007

    It its best, this 1980s-set Brit import about a working-class Essex lad (a charming James McAvoy) who dreams of becoming "clever"—a goal he... More >>

  • 'Constellation'

    published January 30, 2007

    Depictions of upper-middle class African-American life are such a rare screen commodity that one wants to give a movie like Constellation... More >>

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