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Law Disorder
A young Argentine director's 'good cop, bad cop' routine
, December 02, 2003
One of the brightest talents of the new Argentine cinema, director Pablo Trapero charts one cop's indoctrination into a world of duplicity in his... More>>
The Trip to Dreadful: Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Grubstakers The Trip to Dreadful: Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Grubstakers
, December 02, 2003
A living demonstration of Sundance priorities, the ultra-indie Special Jury Prize winner What Alice Found has a shaky grip on interesting raw... More>>
The Pain in Spain The Pain in Spain
Civil war and remembrance dominate annual series, along with liars, cheats, and killers
, December 02, 2003
The 12th annual "Spanish Cinema Now" series confirms once again what earlier installments had already established: Spanish cinema still can't get... More>>
If I Could Turn Back Time: Crichton Warp Is Déjà Vu All Over If I Could Turn Back Time: Crichton Warp Is Déjà Vu All Over
, December 02, 2003
Cynics mutter that Master and Commander sullies Patrick O'Brian's source by changing the flags of the menacing Acheron from Stars and Stripes to... More>>
Bigger and Glossier, New Bollywood Megahits Show More Skin Bigger and Glossier, New Bollywood Megahits Show More Skin
, December 02, 2003
Bollywood's new slew of homegrown musical blockbusters have recently played an industry-morale-boosting game of cost one-upmanship: Records for... More>>
The Robe Warrior The Robe Warrior
White male seeks aboriginal Other for mutual transformation. Have kimono, will travel.
, December 02, 2003
Hokey and predictable, The Last Samurai is unlikely to garner the ringing endorsements accorded a more novel exercise in martial derring-do,... More>>
Fifty Years Later, an All-star Service Drama Still Makes Waves Fifty Years Later, an All-star Service Drama Still Makes Waves
, December 02, 2003
Celebrating its golden anniversary (and the 62nd coming of Pearl Harbor Day) with an excellent restoration, From Here to Eternity ponders the way... More>>
Tracking Shots Tracking Shots
, December 02, 2003
Portly and sardonic, the German actor Kurt Gerron was a star of Weimar cabaret. He introduced "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" in the original... More>>
The Three Kings of Music Video Unveil Their Weapons of Choice The Three Kings of Music Video Unveil Their Weapons of Choice
, December 02, 2003
Catching up with the late-20th-century truism that pop promos are the closest mass culture gets to poetry, Palm Pictures' overdue Directors Label... More>>
Film Film
, December 02, 2003
Forget Baghdad Directed by Samir AFD Theatrical, opens December 5, Cinema Village Samir, the Swiss son of an Iraqi Arab Communist, travels to... More>>
The Innocence Mission The Innocence Mission
Starting over in New York City, an Irish family discovers all that you can't leave behind
, November 25, 2003
After their arrival in Manhattan, the Irish family of In America makes the customary trip through Times Square, that commercial break in the... More>>
His Life as a Fake: Small-Town Cop's Downtime at the Academy His Life as a Fake: Small-Town Cop's Downtime at the Academy
, November 25, 2003
If South American cinema is indeed enjoying a renaissance, it may owe everything, ironically, to the continent's economic convulsions, which... More>>
Artisanal French Animator Says No to His Mouse and the Mouse Artisanal French Animator Says No to His Mouse and the Mouse
, November 25, 2003
Last summer, Jeffrey Katzenberg declared that "traditional animation is likely a thing of the past." This week, the new French film The Triplets... More>>
The Art of Noise The Art of Noise
Kinetic French retro-toon and onomatopoeic Hungarian whatsit beat the curse of subtitles
, November 25, 2003
Is there a way for foreign movies to avoid the curse of subtitles? Not with mime but with noise. The spirits of Mickey Mouse and Jacques Tati... More>>
Boxer With a Movie Camera: A Soviet Pioneer's Lyrical Antics Boxer With a Movie Camera: A Soviet Pioneer's Lyrical Antics
, November 25, 2003
Out of the dozen or so first-rate film artists who broke into production during the Soviet silent era, Boris Barnet (1902-65) has the most... More>>
Screen Texts
, November 25, 2003
Guy Debord: Complete Cinematic Works Translated and edited by Ken Babb A.K. Press The rarely seen movies produced by the Situationist... More>>
Sew What?! Bowery Boy's Eye-popping Postpunk Surrealism Sew What?! Bowery Boy's Eye-popping Postpunk Surrealism
, November 25, 2003
What are your tits made of, dear?" bouffanted Gary Glitter asks Leigh Bowery, festooned like a sadomaso Christmas cracker in epaulets, face... More>>
Ride With the Devil Ride With the Devil
An anti-oater searches for the Man With No Name, who happens to be in town this week
, November 25, 2003
The western is dead, long live the western. No longer a meaningful staple in our culture, this most iconic and supremely Kantian genre persists... More>>
You Better Watch Out: This Santa's Got a Brand-New Fuckstick You Better Watch Out: This Santa's Got a Brand-New Fuckstick
, November 25, 2003
Reeking of stale whiskey and urine, awash in phlegmy torrents of baroque obscenity, Bad Santa positions itself as an act of seasonal sabotage,... More>>
Outback Justice and Harlemsploitation in a Sprawling African Series Outback Justice and Harlemsploitation in a Sprawling African Series
, November 25, 2003
From the Australian outback to Burkina Faso to Brooklyn, the 11th ADFF's takes on the black experience more often than not dish out examples of... More>>
Film
, November 25, 2003
VALLEY OF TEARS Directed by Hart Perry Seventh Art, opens November 28, Two Boots Pioneer Most of the best moments in Hart Perry's latest... More>>
Heaven Can Weight Heaven Can Weight
Hopscotching chronology elevates New Age mysticism in a heart transplant melodrama
, November 18, 2003
Predicated on the magic of disjunctive editing, Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams is as much jigsaw puzzle as movie.... More>>
The Revolution Will Be Westernized: Leone's Nutty, Lefty Epic The Revolution Will Be Westernized: Leone's Nutty, Lefty Epic
, November 18, 2003
The most abstract and eccentric of Sergio Leone epics, Duck, You Sucker (a/k/a A Fistful of Dynamite, a/k/a Once Upon a Time . . . the... More>>
Jump Cuts Jump Cuts
, November 18, 2003
In addition to many explosions, the restored Duck, You Sucker includes the following scenes and shots, excised from previous American release... More>>
The Parent Traps The Parent Traps
Children shouldn't play with dead Canadian movies or leering comedians in ugly catsuits
, November 18, 2003
The embrace and snarl of parent-child love-hate is one of humanity's deathless issues, and true to his record, Canadian auteur Denys Arcand... More>>
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