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  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published July 4, 2007

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

2006 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • Iraq's Cinema of Longing

    published December 28, 2006

    James Longley's Iraq in Fragments is a one-man production of startling audacity and aesthetic provocation. It isn't just that Longley... More >>

  • Rocky V. Ahmadinejad

    published December 21, 2006

    Bankrupt and brain-damaged in Rocky V, a bout fought so long ago that the other Bush was still sucker-punching Saddam, Sylvester... More >>

  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Shrinks

    published October 26, 2006

    "I guess it doesn't matter where I begin," reasons the adult narrator of Running With Scissors, the inevitable Oscar contender... More >>

  • Lord Have Mercy

    published October 5, 2006

    God is in the details no matter what you believe, but Jesus Camp is content to introduce its appalled exposé of Christian youth... More >>

  • Sorry Raters

    published September 28, 2006

    Among documentary muckrakers, Kirby Dick may not be as righteously indignant as Michael Moore or as brilliantly droll as Nick Broomfield. But say... More >>

  • Downward Mobility

    published August 3, 2006

    The old Lucas/Spielberg stunt of turning B-movie peekaboos into E-ticket thrill rides remains the industry standard--to the virtual exclusion of... More >>

  • Truly, Madly, Darkly

    published July 13, 2006

    Slipped into the summer movie season like acid in your happy meal, Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly is a blockbuster of... More >>

  • Mortal Combat

    published July 13, 2006

    Set in 1942 and '43 and shot in 1969, Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows follows a small group of French resistance fighters in... More >>

  • Cruella de Vogue

    published June 29, 2006

    For an industry in decline, print journalism has done a fashion publicist's job of staying in vogue, particularly among the more stylish of... More >>

  • The Long Goodbye

    published June 8, 2006

    Like the Grand Ole Opry plopped into a fragrant barn at the county fair, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion befits its... More >>

  • Fahrenheit 2050

    published June 1, 2006

    With ice caps melting, sea levels rising and Poseidon sinking fast, this is no environment for any disaster movie--particularly a real... More >>

  • The Bad Seeds

    published May 25, 2006

    Trotted out like ol' Trigger whenever there's a movie with saddles and six-shooters, the term "revisionist Western" would surely be a... More >>

  • Abort

    published May 4, 2006

    Mission: Impossible III finds Tom Cruise downplaying the world's single greatest piece of action music in deference to an Age of... More >>

  • Thank Hell for Little Girls

    published April 27, 2006

    The Darwinian theory that schlocksploitation must tighten its twist of the nuts with each new release will be tested strenuously for years--or at... More >>

  • Belgian Waffling

    published April 6, 2006

    Amid brutal competition from A History of Violence, Caché (Hidden) and Last Days, the top prize at last year's Cannes... More >>

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