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2007 Stories by Robert Wilonsky

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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 >>

  • Doc Block

    published December 27, 2007

    An acquaintance who fought in both Afghanistan and Iraq says he has no use for documentaries about George Bush's bungling of the war on terror.... More >>

  • Revenge of the Nerds

    published December 27, 2007

    Absolutely, unequivocally, this has been the Year of the Apatow: Judd got Knocked Up to the tune of $150 million (at the box office... More >>

  • Charlie Wilson's War

    published December 20, 2007

    Hell of a thing, getting Mike Nichols to adapt the yer-kiddin'-me story of Charlie Wilson, the congressman from Lufkin, Texas, who damn... More >>

  • Singular Sensation

    published December 20, 2007

    Once (Fox)Easily the year's most perfect pop album — damned good movie too, the finest "musical" of the past 20... More >>

  • Juno

    published December 13, 2007

    Juno marks the second film for director Jason Reitman and the first for screenwriter Diablo Cody, author of the Pussy Ranch blog,... More >>

  • Killer Climax

    published December 13, 2007

    The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal) The final installment in the Bourne-again trilogy is the one in which the CIA assassin's... More >>

  • Cellar Beware

    published December 6, 2007

    The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay)If the horror of Saw was a poblano pepper, this here is the habañero.... More >>

  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    published October 11, 2007

    Will you leave your kingdom to a heretic?" That was the question posed to a dying Queen Mary in 1998's Elizabeth, director Shekhar... More >>

  • Michael Clayton

    published October 11, 2007

    It will no doubt be said time and again of Michael Clayton: best John Grisham adaptation ever. Only, of course, it did not... More >>

  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    published September 13, 2007

    This is a mockumentary, right?" I've been asked that question at least a dozen times since The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters... More >>

  • Legs to Spare

    published September 13, 2007

    The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition (MGM) Fifteen years after its last home-video commemorative edition (extras from which... More >>

  • Seasons in the Sun

    published September 6, 2007

    The Office: Season Three (Universal) After a shaky first season and a better-with-every-episode second, The Office... More >>

  • They Killed the Dog

    published August 30, 2007

    Year of the Dog (Paramount Vantage) It's just about the First Commandment of Hollywood: Don't kill the dog. So it's a testament... More >>

  • The Sympathetic Spy

    published August 23, 2007

    The Lives of Others (Sony) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film, easily the best of last year, exists on many levels: as... More >>

  • The Ten

    published August 16, 2007

    It's impossible to write about David Wain's The Ten without first making passing reference to Krzysztof Kieslowski's... More >>

  • Keeping the Meter Running

    published August 16, 2007

    Taxi Driver: Collector's Edition (Sony) "Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads: Here is a man who would not take it anymore." Martin... More >>

  • Stardust

    published August 9, 2007

    Stardust is less an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 1999 novel than of its dust-jacket synopsis. That will come as disconcerting news to... More >>

  • Fuzz Busters

    published August 2, 2007

    Hot Fuzz (Universal) The second feature from writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead)... More >>

  • No Reservations

    published July 26, 2007

    Sadly, No Reservations is not the big-screen adaptation of Anthony Bourdain's snack-gulping, risk-taking Travel Channel show; you'll... More >>

  • Cold War Reheated

    published July 19, 2007

    Red Dawn: Collector's Edition (MGM) John Milius's 1984 war pic was a mighty bonkers release even back then; not since the 1950s... More >>

  • Joshua

    published July 12, 2007

    George Ratliff's Joshua debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to raves from a particular breed of audience member: parents. Because,... More >>

  • Three Runs and a Strike

    published July 12, 2007

    You're Gonna Miss Me(Palm) A hit at the South by Southwest Film Festival two years ago, Keven McAlester's doc about the... More >>

  • Back in the Fight

    published June 28, 2007

    It takes Bruce Willis a while to get warmed up. He's always just a bit below room temperature — a cool brother, dig, dating back to his... More >>

  • Evan Almighty

    published June 21, 2007

    Evan Almighty, the followup to Bruce Almighty, is the work of an angry God. At 89 minutes that last a lifetime, it's a... More >>

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