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Moviehead Holiday Gift Guide
, November 12, 2002
As gifts, rare-international-cinema DVDs can be like cherry bombs—compact, light, odorless, maintenance-free, and likely to leave an... More>>
Magical Mystery Tours Magical Mystery Tours
, November 12, 2002
The shapeliest entry in J.K. Rowling's boy-wiz chronicles, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, reminds us that all fictions contain an... More>>
Silence Please!
Viaggio in Italia
, November 12, 2002
"Pordenone's not much of a place," a character says to Lieutenant Henry in Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Times change. For years, scholars,... More>>
Mind the Gaps Mind the Gaps
, November 12, 2002
Atom Egoyan's Ararat addresses a genocide that predates the invention of the term: the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Turkish Ottoman... More>>
High-Water Mark
, November 12, 2002
I. Repetition Singin' in the Rain, I've seen that thing a million zillion . . . it's uncountable how many times I've seen that. —Macauley... More>>
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, November 12, 2002
The Way Home Directed by Lee Jeong-hyang (Paramount Classics, opens November 15) A petulant city brat (Yoo Seung-ho) is livid when his frazzled... More>>
Signs of the Times Signs of the Times
, November 05, 2002
It may not have seemed so then, but the mid-1950s moment of Marilyn and Howl, Disneyland and Songs for Swingin' Lovers, blue suede shoes and The... More>>
Blood at the Root Blood at the Root
, November 05, 2002
Speaking truth to power is taking a beating lately. Paul Wellstone has died, the press is dismissing war opposition as rent-a-radical... More>>
Taboo Ya!
, November 05, 2002
For over 20 years now, the Hong Kong movie industry has made epic genre films that zoom, splatter, catapult, and scream like the most feral... More>>
Sibilant Siblings
, November 05, 2002
Uncomfortable family affairs dominate MOMA's survey of recent German films. Many fiction features are variations on coming-of-age stories, with... More>>
Luminous Motion Luminous Motion
, November 05, 2002
In cinema's purported Age of Democracy, the herky-jerky aesthetic of the faux-verité drama forgives and even embraces technical... More>>
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, November 05, 2002
The Phantom of Liberty Directed by Luis Buñuel (November 8 through 14, at Film Forum) "I'm sick of symmetry," declares a character early... More>>
Salvage Lot Salvage Lot
, October 29, 2002
The past isn't dead—it isn't even past—in The Weight of Water, Kathryn Bigelow's fiercely wrought, if sub-Faulknerian, time-twister.... More>>
Uncontrollable Urges Uncontrollable Urges
, October 29, 2002
"Obscurantism's just another word for nothin' left to mock," as Minnie Riperton used to sing. The Pioneer's "Stop, Look & Listen!" film festival... More>>
Carnival of Roles
, October 29, 2002
Last month's election campaign in Rio was mounted with flair. Samba in the name of assorted candidates blared from speakers attached to... More>>
Cold Sun
, October 29, 2002
The past decade's influx of immigrants into Scandinavia from parts south is inspiring a global post-post-Bergman Swedish cinema. This series of... More>>
Hard Knoxville Hard Knoxville
, October 29, 2002
No less an authority than Jerry Lewis wrote, in his underappreciated primer The Total Film-Maker, that the movies began with slapstick. For... More>>
Twisting the Naïf Twisting the Naïf
, October 29, 2002
Once the cool, multiculti arbiter of secular Hollywood idiosyncrasy, Jonathan Demme hasn't visited the Daft Side since the late '80s, when the... More>>
Mother Countries
Recording an Ill-Fated Reunion
, October 29, 2002
Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco expected a conciliatory tale of healing when they set out to make Daughter From Danang (a Grand Jury prizewinner... More>>
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, October 29, 2002
Ghost Ship Directed by Steve Beck (Warner Bros.) In a cut-and-paste job more transparent than ectoplasm, Ghost Ship screenwriters Mark Hanlon and... More>>
Deconstructing Hairy Deconstructing Hairy
, October 22, 2002
She's been dead for nearly half a century, but Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is the quintessential artist of our moment. Kahlo was female, Latina,... More>>
XX Marks The Spot XX Marks The Spot
, October 22, 2002
The Pioneer bills "Flesh and Bones" as a "provocative series exploring women and the body"—code words, as any liberal-arts grad knows, for a... More>>
Brute Farce
, October 22, 2002
An adroitly acted, crudely shot character study-cum-misogyny mudbath, Roger Dodger proudly flaunts its membership in a bizarre subgenre of recent... More>>
Photo Jenny
, October 22, 2002
After The Wages of Fear (1953) and Diabolique (1955), Henri-Georges Clouzot became pigeonholed as the French Hitchcock. Somewhat lost in the... More>>
The Big Tease The Big Tease
To Market to Market
, October 22, 2002
"Going to the market is like panning for gold," says indie-film consultant Bob Hawk, famous—or infamous—for discovering Clerks at the... More>>
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