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  • Play on Point of View in Diving Bell

    published December 27, 2007

    At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the American painter turned filmmaker Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) won the... More >>

  • Film 2007: Hit List

    published December 27, 2007

    It’s that time of year again. Our six critics don’t always (or often) agree, but we’ve combined their top 10 lists (allowing for... More >>

  • Film 2007: On Deck

    published December 27, 2007

    The first thing you notice when you walk on to the set are the 300 extras in late-1920s period costume, seated at cafeteria tables in a holding... More >>

  • Tim Burton's Gorgeously Gruesome Sweeney Todd

    published December 20, 2007

    Here's the thing: Tim Burton pulled it off. Nearing the end of an uncommonly strong year for American movies, he's taken a hallowed... More >>

  • Will Smith Impresses in I Am Legend

    published December 13, 2007

    There are two momentous performances in the Darwinian horror fable I Am Legend. One is by the movie's star, Will Smith—but... More >>

  • Mix-tape Biopic Captures Bob Dylan's Spirit

    published November 22, 2007

    Something about that movie though, well I just can't get it out of my head/But I can't remember why I was in it or what part I was supposed... More >>

  • Robert Redford and the American Façade

    published November 8, 2007

    Although he plays a college professor in his latest film, Robert Redford was, by his own admission, never much of a student, consistently more... More >>

  • Coen Brothers Transcend Themselves with No Country for Old Men

    published November 8, 2007

    "Hold still"—it's what the hunters say to the hunted in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men. The first time we hear... More >>

  • Sidney Lumet's Long Journey

    published November 1, 2007

    "There's a reason I've had some good pictures and other guys will never have good pictures," Sidney Lumet says matter-of-factly on a recent... More >>

  • Wide-Open Spaces

    published September 27, 2007

    To some, the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, the 24-year-old Emory University graduate who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness... More >>

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Heinous

    published September 20, 2007

    In one of those karmic quirks of the film releasing calendar, actor-turned-director Griffin Dunne's Fierce People finally... More >>

  • Jodie Foster, Superhero

    published September 13, 2007

    In the new Neil Jordan movie, Jodie Foster plays New York talk radio DJ Erica Bain, who survives a vicious Central Park mugging and becomes an... More >>

  • Bugaboo Confidential

    published August 23, 2007

    Shortly after graduating from film school, I took a part-time job as the assistant to a successful movie and television director who told me... More >>

  • Nerd Love

    published August 16, 2007

    The latest comic meteorite to hurtle forth from the galaxy of producer Judd Apatow, Superbad is about a couple of chronically... More >>

  • It Doesn't Suck!

    published July 26, 2007

    In his big-screen debut, Homer Simpson utters the "D'oh!" heard round the world—or at least as far away as Washington, D.C. (which, given... More >>

  • Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    published July 19, 2007

    Did John Waters sell out? Or did our ever-more-metrosexual age merely render him irrelevant? Certainly long before Hairspray... More >>

  • Dark Arts

    published July 12, 2007

    The magic has returned to the Harry Potter franchise, albeit magic of the old, black variety. The darkest and most threatening by far of... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published July 5, 2007

    Eagle vs. Shark Written and directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Loren Horsley, Jemaine Clement and Craig Hall. Opens... More >>

  • Incredible, Edible

    published June 28, 2007

    Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great." So goes the personal mantra of the late celebrity chef Auguste Gusteau, whose disembodied... More >>

  • Geekology 101

    published June 7, 2007

    There is a moment early on in "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers," the 14th episode of the brilliant but canceled television series Freaks and... More >>

  • The Office meets Deliverance

    published May 31, 2007

    The idea of "getting axed" is exploited for maximum double-entendre value in Severance, a grisly horror-comedy from the U.K. that... More >>

  • Glittering Hunks of Trash

    published April 5, 2007

    There exists some debate about audience familiarity with the term "grindhouse" and even a certain confusion about the origins of the word... More >>

  • Fighting Irish

    published April 5, 2007

    The young men move about the muddied hillside engaging in a friendly afternoon game of that national pastime known as hurling. On their way home,... More >>

  • Again With the Serious Face?

    published March 22, 2007

    As Charlie Fineman, a New York dentist who lost his wife and three young daughters in one of the September 11 plane crashes, Adam Sandler sports a... More >>

  • Forget Gun Control

    published March 22, 2007

    In the same week that sees Adam Sandler playing a grieving 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me, another lone figure reeling from... More >>

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