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Awards

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

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

2007 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • Surge This

    published August 9, 2007

    Masterfully edited and cumulatively walloping, Charles Ferguson's No End in Sight turns the well-known details of our monstrously... More >>

  • Past Action Hero

    published June 28, 2007

    Still an all-American bloodhound after all these years, Bruce Willis' Detective John McClane begins Live Free or Die Hard sniffing... More >>

  • Right in the Kisser

    published June 14, 2007

    A true-crime yarn told largely by the criminal, with supporting testimony from his curiously forgiving victim, Crazy Love... More >>

  • The Torturer Talks

    published June 7, 2007

    "I think the public doesn't care about reviews," says Eli Roth, writer-director of Hostel Part II, which — surprise! —... More >>

  • JitterBug

    published May 31, 2007

    The most volatile, least easily psychoanalyzed of '70s auteurs in Peter Biskind's classic New Hollywood tell-all Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,... More >>

  • Savage Love

    published May 31, 2007

    CANNES, France—The Cannes Film Festival is chiefly revered as a showcase for prolific, careerist auteurs, so the appearance of Savage... More >>

  • Cannes and Abel

    published May 31, 2007

    Cannes, FRANCE —"Whaddya love about it so much?" Abel Ferrara — director of the strip-club-set Go Go Tales, my... More >>

  • Here, Mike! Sit! Good Boy!

    published April 19, 2007

    Speaking as the owner of a new puppy, I can say definitively that a dog is both more and less annoying than the average person. Year of the... More >>

  • Bob Shaye's New Line

    published March 22, 2007

    Hard-core phantasie geeks will relish role-playing every enemy of The Last Mimzy, a family-style sci-fi adventure whose director Bob... More >>

  • Hussy 'N' Flow

    published March 1, 2007

    It may be hard out there for a pimp, but it ain't too hard for a writer-director to make a movie whose marketing hinges on the lurid spectacle of... More >>

  • The Good East German

    published February 22, 2007

    We Americans complain of Big Brother's unblinking eye in the post-Patriot Act, corporate e-mail era—as well we should. But, as The... More >>

  • Accidental Tourists

    published February 15, 2007

    Having endured civil war, separation from their families, hunger and dehydration during a thousand-mile trek through sub-Saharan Africa, and 10... More >>

  • Sympathy for the Devil

    published February 1, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Ten days of terse texting among professional narcissists working on little or no sleep in one of the last cold spots left on Al... More >>

  • Dissent for Sale

    published February 1, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah--Even by the lacerating standards of recent Sundance docs Why We Fight and Iraq in Fragments, the nonfiction at this... More >>

  • Sympathy for the Devil

    published January 25, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Ten days of terse texting among professional narcissists working on little or no sleep in one of the last cold spots left on Al... More >>

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