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The Way We Laughed The Way We Laughed
, July 02, 2002
Since it's a given that Adam Sandler movies are the skivvie skid marks of modern American cinema, and that reviewing them is akin to quantifying... More>>
Talk Talk
, July 02, 2002
The fly on the wall has an appropriately compound eye in Marilyn Freeman and Anne de Marcken's Group, a real-time emotional rescue gleaned from... More>>
The King and I
50,000,000 Rabbis Can't Be Wrong
, July 02, 2002
Elvis Presley died, so we made new ones. Actually, production just expanded when last century's great postage stamp overnighted himself into the... More>>
Suspended Animation Suspended Animation
, July 02, 2002
The most highly acclaimed Swedish art film in recent memory, Roy Andersson's supremely crafted, millennium-pegged Songs From the Second Floor... More>>
Circles of Light Circles of Light
Jack Goldstein Returns to New York
, July 02, 2002
"There's too many people here," artist Jack Goldstein deadpanned last Wednesday night, peering grimly through the houselights at the 70-odd... More>>
Love to Hate You
With Friends Like These . . .
, July 02, 2002
Bleaker than its nostalgic premise (and soundtrack) would suggest, Me Without You (Samuel Goldwyn/Fireworks, in general release) observes a close... More>>
Losing His Religion
Roy Andersson's Panic Rooms
, July 02, 2002
Dotted with amateur martyrs, home to a malpracticing magician, and site of a well-attended human sacrifice, the unnamed pre-apocalyptic city of... More>>
Private Eyes Private Eyes
, June 25, 2002
Miscast, misguided, and often nonsensical, Minority Report is nevertheless the most entertaining, least pretentious genre movie Steven Spielberg... More>>
Up the Academy Up the Academy
, June 25, 2002
Say what you will, James Toback has held faith with his convictions. For more than a quarter- century (if you count his script for 1974's... More>>
Oedipus in Overalls
, June 25, 2002
Jean Gabin was France's most durable star. In nearly 100 films, from the early sound era until his last picture in 1976 (the year of his death),... More>>
Elegy for Martin
Scenes From a Marriage
, June 25, 2002
When does a husband stop being the person you wed and become someone different? That old conjugal angst is given new life in A Song for Martin... More>>
Screen Test 2002
World's Hardest Movie Quiz
, June 25, 2002
This year's Stuart Byron Movie Trivia Quiz again strives to raise the bar of cinemanic savoir faire above the redoubtable cheat resources of the... More>>
Ohana Be Adored
A Stitch in Time
, June 25, 2002
Tempering cosmic horror with a hang-loose Hawaiian ethos, Disney's latest animated film, Lilo & Stitch (in general release), has a creature of... More>>
What Women Want What Women Want
, June 25, 2002
With less sisterhood and more ya ya, Nicole Holofcener's chick-flick levity is so so deceptive. Zipped inside that Pilates-wear hoodie lurks a... More>>
Cruel Intentions
, June 25, 2002
A grim fairy tale of taboo love between a sorority girl and a "challenged athlete," Pumpkin uncannily echoes Todd Solondz's Storytelling in its... More>>
Let It Snow
Mambo Number 1
, June 25, 2002
BAMcinématek's series of orphan movies, drawn from the results of the Voice's year-end critics' poll, continues this weekend with the... More>>
Zero for Conduct Zero for Conduct
, June 18, 2002
A grimly suggestive and unexpectedly tender bedroom farce, Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid is a true film maudit—condemned by the Catholic... More>>
State of Confusion State of Confusion
, June 18, 2002
Prefab promised land for snowbirds, retirees, exiles, and carpetbaggers, not to mention tabloid devotees, Florida is most often a destination (or... More>>
, June 18, 2002
Testosterone-driven frenzies fuel the plot of Skin of Man, Heart of Beast, French director Hélène Angel's sensitive and crystalline... More>>
Behind the Barricades
Portraits of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
, June 18, 2002
Rich with documentary reportage from all over the globe, this year's Human Rights Watch International Film Festival (through June 27 at the... More>>
Return to Paradise Return to Paradise
, June 18, 2002
The chilly vaults of Anthology Film Archives just got a bit hotter, thanks to a recent acquisition: the oeuvre of porn pioneer Wakefield Poole,... More>>
The Devil You Know
, June 18, 2002
The only gay movie protagonist in recent years whom I've identified with is the titular antihero of David Jacobson's exceptional biopic Dahmer.... More>>
I Am Not Sam
Autistic License
, June 18, 2002
Continuing the post-Reagan-era tendency of American movies to patronize and romanticize the mentally impaired, David S. Goyer's ZigZag (Silver... More>>
Holy Ghost World Holy Ghost World
, June 11, 2002
Not the topical exposé its title suggests, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys waxes nostalgic for the far more innocent church scandal of... More>>
You Give Me Fever
, June 11, 2002
Anthology's Halogen Canticles program presents a rare chance to see three staggeringly unstable movies—chlorotic, tumescent features made in... More>>
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