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2007 Stories by Nathan Lee

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  • Hit List

    published December 27, 2007

    It's that time of year again. Our six critics (Scott Foundas, J. Hoberman, Nathan Lee, Jim Ridley, Ella Taylor and Robert Wilonsky) don't... More >>

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    published October 11, 2007

    The estranged brothers Whitman have reunited for a journey on board The Darjeeling Limited, a colorful old locomotive traversing... More >>

  • Fantasy vs. Reality

    published September 20, 2007

    In the first few minutes of Eastern Promises, the striking new thriller from David Cronenberg, a throat is sliced, a uterus hemorrhages,... More >>

  • Greetings from Toronto ...

    published September 13, 2007

    It's pretty much a toss-up which I love more: gorging on cinema or getting up at noon. And so, on the first day of the Toronto International Film... More >>

  • 349 Movies To Go

    published September 6, 2007

    Sundance signals, for better or worse, the state of American independent filmmaking. Cannes keeps faith, for those who still believe, with the... More >>

  • Balls of Fury

    published August 30, 2007

    1. Balls of Fury is a movie about: A) A former table-tennis prodigy (Dan Fogler as Randy Daytona)... More >>

  • Flanders

    published August 23, 2007

    Eight years ago, the philosophy professor-turned-cineast Bruno Dumont debuted his sophomore feature at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in a... More >>

  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    published August 2, 2007

    The Bourne Ultimatum opens in Russia as the amnesiac super-spy Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) does what he does best: elude capture,... More >>

  • Sunshine

    published July 26, 2007

    In the observation room of the spacecraft Icarus II, passengers sit on a bench in front of a large, rectangular screen displaying a view of what... More >>

  • Transformers

    published July 5, 2007

    Transformers twiddles its big, fat, stupid robotic thumbs for the better part of two hours before jabbing them into your eye socket... More >>

  • Bamako

    published June 21, 2007

    Bamako, the latest by acclaimed African director Abderrahmane Sissako (Waiting for Happiness), arrives heavily lauded by the... More >>

  • Zoo

    published June 21, 2007

    In 2005, a Seattle man was anonymously delivered to the Enumclaw Community Hospital and died shortly thereafter. The cause of the death was an... More >>

  • Day Watch

    published June 14, 2007

    Night Watch, you may recall, told of an ancient feud waged between the forces of Light and Dark. In the interest of maintaining a fragile... More >>

  • Hostel: Part II

    published June 7, 2007

    Eli Roth is obviously a poseur, but on the evidence of Hostel: Part II, he's also kind of a pussy. Anyone can string a naked woman up by... More >>

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    published May 24, 2007

    And so Disney's immense, booty-busting, pro-piracy epic has come to an End. I doubt very much that Pirates of the Caribbean: At... More >>

  • 28 Weeks Later

    published May 10, 2007

    Four years after "Mission Accomplished," 28 Weeks Later reminds us that the mission, whatever the hell it was to begin with, is now... More >>

  • Grindhouse

    published April 5, 2007

    I've got a theory about Grindhouse, and it goes like this: At some point during the brainstorming/beer-bonging process by which... More >>

  • Tears of the Black Tiger

    published April 5, 2007

    Nothing is too crazed, corny or freakishly florid for Tears of the Black Tiger. The debut of writer-director Wisit Sasanatieng is a... More >>

  • Premonition

    published March 15, 2007

    The space-time continuum smacks the shit out of Sandra Bullock in Premonition, the latest in non-linear nonsense, but the fun really... More >>

  • 300

    published March 8, 2007

    Long ago, there reigned a clan of Speedo-wearing militaristic psychopaths called the Spartans. They lived beneath a copper-colored sky, on a... More >>

  • Breaking and Entering

    published March 1, 2007

    Let us applaud, on principle, Anthony Minghella's return to small-scale storytelling. Breaking and Entering marks his first... More >>

  • The Number 23

    published February 22, 2007

    The Number 23 grips hold of one stupid idea and runs so far with it, in so many directions, to such little purpose, that it nearly... More >>

  • Factory Girl

    published February 15, 2007

    Ticket-buyers to Factory Girlare in for a drag; not even the drag queens will like it. Cookie-cut from the biopic assembly line,... More >>

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