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  • That Sinking Feeling

    published September 28, 2006

    There's something comic -- and a little spooky -- about the sight of Kevin Costner in rubber flippers and a diving mask. Granted, it's been more... More >>

  • Jihad in Their Eyes

    published September 28, 2006

    A variant of what military leaders call "the fog of war" shrouds much of The Blood of My Brother, Andrew Berends's unsettling and... More >>

  • Flight of Fancy

    published September 21, 2006

    Anyone who wants to start feeling good about war again -- and hey, pilgrim, isn't it about time? -- might do well to take in Flyboys.... More >>

  • Run Lola Run

    published September 21, 2006

    The transgressive German chase movie Run Lola Run happily tramples all our usual ideas about narrative structure, chronology and... More >>

  • The Longest Yawn

    published September 14, 2006

    The Rock -- formerly known as "Flex Kavana" and, a bit later, as "Rocky Maivia" -- was a practicing actor long before he turned to movies and... More >>

  • Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

    published September 14, 2006

    Released last year, the Oscar-nominated Sophie Scholl: The Final Days recalls the dark days of Nazi Germany in a fresh and... More >>

  • Dog-Eat-Dog World

    published September 7, 2006

    When we first see Ellie (Diane Gaidry), the younger of two damaged heroines in Jacques Thelemaque's The Dogwalker, she's the picture... More >>

  • The Bridesmaid

    published September 7, 2006

    Director Claude Chabrol's fascination with the pathologies submerged in middle-class life takes a vivid and scary new turn in The... More >>

  • Practical Magic

    published August 31, 2006

    If, at this remove, we can imagine Vienna in the late 1890s, we behold a great imperial capital in ferment. Gustav Mahler is not only reinventing... More >>

  • The War Tapes

    published August 31, 2006

    After declining an invitation to "embed" with a U.S. Army unit in Iraq, film director Deborah Scranton went the military one better by supplying... More >>

  • Nobelity

    published August 24, 2006

    A one-night Denver premiere of Texas filmmaker Turk Pipkin's Nobelity is scheduled at the Starz FilmCenter. A documentary that has... More >>

  • The Natural

    published August 17, 2006

    No baseball fan who knows a sinker from a slider believes the grand old game should ever be played indoors -- curses on your garbage-bag outfield... More >>

  • Baby Steps

    published August 10, 2006

    Snort a few lines of Fame, screen Save the Last Dance a couple of times, and channel what you've learned from the bad-ass pose of a... More >>

  • Free Kicks

    published August 10, 2006

    When the clueless U.S. men's soccer team got dumped in the first round of the World Cup, American sports fans generally shrugged and went about... More >>

  • Fun With Flesh Wounds

    published August 3, 2006

    If nothing else, give the makers of Beowulf & Grendel high marks for boldness and a certain playful irreverence. It's a good bet... More >>

  • Plan 9 From Outer Space

    published August 3, 2006

    It's not for nothing that 1959's Plan 9 From Outer Space is often hailed as "the worst movie ever made." Directed -- if that's the... More >>

  • London Fog

    published July 27, 2006

    For 35 years, Woody Allen was a long shot to stray into the Bronx or Staten Island -- much less the alien reaches of London, England. The creator... More >>

  • Blue Velvet

    published July 27, 2006

    From the moment a naive college student discovers a severed human ear in a suburban parking lot, David Lynch's classic Blue Velvet... More >>

  • The Story of Ricky

    published July 6, 2006

    The ultra-violent Hong Kong cult classic The Story of Ricky has lost none of its appeal since being released in 1992. If anything,... More >>

  • Tribute to David Lynch

    published June 29, 2006

    Tragic hipsters, unite! What could be a more effective antidote to the scourges of school's-out joy and summer sunshine than a month-long tribute... More >>

  • Deep Doo-doo

    published June 22, 2006

    About three-quarters of the way through Waist Deep, the hero of the piece -- an indestructible ex-convict who calls himself O2 (2... More >>

  • Breaking News

    published June 22, 2006

    In case you've been snoozing on the couch for a couple of decades, here's an update: Edward R. Murrow is dead, and most television journalism has... More >>

  • Coastlines

    published June 15, 2006

    In Coastlines, the final installment of director Victor Nunez's "Panhandle Trilogy," a wary ex-con named Sonny Mann (Timothy... More >>

  • Young Frankenstein

    published June 8, 2006

    Mel Brooks, the goofy great mind behind Broadway's comic smash The Producers, may never direct another movie -- the poor guy's eighty years... More >>

  • Psycho Cowboy

    published June 1, 2006

    The Old West has vanished, John Wayne is dead and -- this just in -- the two most famous ranch hands in America are gay. But there would be... More >>

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