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Time Regained in an Underground Master's Lyrical Diary Films Time Regained in an Underground Master's Lyrical Diary Films
, October 14, 2003
The third New York Film Festival is an organized and well-sponsored undertaking to prevent New Yorkers from seeing what's really going on in... More>>
Aging Showgirl Straps on Her Guitar, Turns Avenging Angel Aging Showgirl Straps on Her Guitar, Turns Avenging Angel
, October 14, 2003
Spitting out voice-over like a semi-automatic clip of "fuck you"s, Gina Gershon joins this year's cadre of fortysomething hotties scorching... More>>
The Martyr They Come The Martyr They Come
Schumacher and Grisham both found guilty as charged in crime-drama-cliché festivals
, October 14, 2003
Veronica Guerin, the crusading Irish journalist played with a relentlessly playful squint by Cate Blanchett, is murdered just minutes into her... More>>
Meltingest-Pot Tenement Saves Thanksgiving for White Girl Meltingest-Pot Tenement Saves Thanksgiving for White Girl
, October 14, 2003
In the reliably indigestible genre of the Thanksgiving-reunion movie, Pieces of April is easily the biggest turkey yet—a gluttonous buffet... More>>
From a Divided Country, a Stark and Bleak Cinema Emerges From a Divided Country, a Stark and Bleak Cinema Emerges
, October 14, 2003
Poised between East and West, Turkish cinema reflects a divided society—both deeply religious and ferociously secular—where men and... More>>
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, October 14, 2003
RETURNER Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki Destination/Samuel Goldwyn, opens October 17 A shamelessly recycled vision of decrepit high... More>>
Enemies, a Love Story Enemies, a Love Story
How could you believe me when I said I love you when you know I've been a liar all my life
, October 07, 2003
The issue, for me, has never been the basic nature of la méthode Coenist, an arch, slapstick genre gumbo-boil into which anything can be... More>>
Cinematexas: Cinematexas:
An oasis of radicalism deep in Bush country
, October 07, 2003
AUSTIN—"What was exciting was some little event that happened in the left-hand corner," explained Jean-Pierre Gorin at the Cinematexas... More>>
Rio Bravo Rio Bravo
'Mystic River' writers Helgeland and Lehane talk adaptation
, October 07, 2003
Hollywood lore is brimming with anguished accounts of botched literary adaptations: for-hire hacks with little understanding of the source... More>>
Broken Blossoms Broken Blossoms
A Chabrolian genealogy: from a twisted family tree, something wicked this way returns
, October 07, 2003
Where Baudelaire slurred together sex and death, Claude Chabrol blurs genealogy and morbidity in The Flower of Evil and throughout his profuse... More>>
Acquiring Minds Acquiring Minds
Indie works in progress vie for buyers at 25th IFP Market
, October 07, 2003
Steve Buscemi's Burroughs adaptation, Queer; the Quay Brothers' mystery fairy tale The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes; and Miranda July's feature... More>>
Changing Perceptions of Time, Fame, and Film in Warhol's Oeuvre Changing Perceptions of Time, Fame, and Film in Warhol's Oeuvre
, October 07, 2003
Sex, time, stardom, spectatorship: All are reconfigured in the films of Andy Warhol. From 1963 to 1968, he made hundreds of movies, ranging from... More>>
Enter the Dragon Lady Enter the Dragon Lady
After a six-year absence, Tarantino plunges once again into a cinematic hall of mirrors
, October 07, 2003
Everything old is new again—and again—in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Fun and smart, but undeniably thin, the first installment of... More>>
A Brazilian Street Kid Holds a Bus (and a Country) Hostage A Brazilian Street Kid Holds a Bus (and a Country) Hostage
, October 07, 2003
The Brazilian documentary Bus 174 is brilliant filmmaking—literally. A prizewinner at virtually every competitive festival where it's been... More>>
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, October 07, 2003
In Japan, we hear, Kill Bill Vol. 1 is dedicated to Kinji Fukasaku. What the fuka-who? The cult director figure of 60 films, Fukasaku died last... More>>
In a Paris Pornplex, Gay Men Get Off Watching Straight Sex In a Paris Pornplex, Gay Men Get Off Watching Straight Sex
, October 07, 2003
The original title of Jacques Nolot's Porn Theatre is La Chatte à Deux Têtes (The Two-Headed Pussy)—a misleading appellation... More>>
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, October 07, 2003
CIVIL BRAND Directed by Neema Barnette Lions Gate, opens October 10, AMC Empire It's admirable that this babes-behind-bars flick takes a lunge... More>>
Bum and Coke Bum and Coke
Kilmer's method Morrison sinks a John Holmes biopic; schoolgirl hookers fare better
, September 30, 2003
The slimmest interface with the fringes of the American pornopolis is what justifies the docudrama existence of Wonderland, a nervous-breakdown... More>>
Denzel Gets Hot and Bothered in Sunshine State Suspenser Denzel Gets Hot and Bothered in Sunshine State Suspenser
, September 30, 2003
Ostensibly, first-time screenwriter Dave Collard's Florida noir—a story that seems condensed from the vapors emitted by Body Heat—is no... More>>
Morrissey's Vamps and Tramps Subvert Tinseltown Icons
, September 30, 2003
Paul knew more about the critical and historical approaches to film—especially Hollywood films—than anybody who'd ever been around the... More>>
Exile in Dogville Exile in Dogville
22 films from 14 countries: Striking crimson gold at the annual New York Film Festival
, September 30, 2003
When the New York Film Festival's opening-night film, Mystic River, materialized late in competition at Cannes, it seemed destined to crown Clint... More>>
NYFF Docs
, September 30, 2003
S21: THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE October 5 Rithy Panh revisits the most extreme Communist regime to ever decimate a society. Filled with... More>>
Those Who Love Sundance Tearjerkers Can Take The Train Those Who Love Sundance Tearjerkers Can Take The Train
, September 30, 2003
Neither a misfit-buddy flick nor a fish-out-of-water tearjerker, Tom McCarthy's Sundance crowd-pleaser manages to explore the darker facets of... More>>
Play Mystic For Me Play Mystic For Me
With an ambitious crime thriller, Clint Eastwood opens NYFF and returns to top form
, September 30, 2003
Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, which opens the New York Film Festival Friday night and goes into theatrical release next Wednesday, is an urban... More>>
Distant Voices, Still Lifes: Ozu Finds 'Presence in Absence' Distant Voices, Still Lifes: Ozu Finds 'Presence in Absence'
, September 30, 2003
At the time of Yasujiro Ozu's death in 1963, the West was just beginning to catch up with him. Practically an institution at home, he was... More>>
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