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Western Medicine

Cut deep into tender, dysfunctional familial flesh

Movie Reviews There simply isn’t a single false note or bit of contrivance in Rachel Getting Married

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Reeled In

Changeling is hopefully not the Best Picture of the year.

Movie Reviews The term “Oscar bait” derives its meaning from films such as Changeling. Working from a script that touches on heart-wrenching, tear-jerking themes—and one that castigates a period of paternal...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Loch Ness Weirdo

Celebrate creepiness at the movies

Movie Reviews It’s astonishing how many creepy guys women have to put up with. Creepy dudes seem to lurk everywhere. They emerge to grope themselves publicly, say really awkward things or strike up conversations with t...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Eye of Our Storm

Trouble the Water should be required viewing for all Americans

Movie Reviews The new Hurricane Katrina documentary Trouble the Water is a film that should be seen by every single American. That sounds like hyperbole, but isn’t. See this movie. It’s that important.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Troy and Chad

Disney makes gay-rights-themed kids’ movie

Movie Reviews I was sooo prepared to loathe High School Musical 3 before I realized that—if I understand things right—it is Disney’s first movie about gay teenagers struggling with their super-obvious gayne...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Pain and Suffrage

Oliver Stone gets a jump-start defining Dubya’s legacy

Movie Reviews W. would have been exceptionally ballsy back when Bush’s approval ratings were at a historic high. As they reach unprecedented lows, which have gone from being counted in percentage points to being counte...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff


Stereotypes are somewhat ignored in Save Me

Movie Reviews A holy light doth shineth upon Save Me. Unfortunately, the radiance that bathes this gay “conversion” drama, made and set in New Mexico, is, in fact, the too-perfect glow of soap opera lighting and ...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Scott Free of Meaning

Leonardo DiCaprio pals around with terrorists

Movie Reviews The best aspects of Body of Lies are found in its smartly-written cat-and-mouse machinations and reversals of predator/prey relations. The acting is good, if not stellar, and the action is well-shot and briskly...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

western attire

Appaloosa looks so good you even won’t notice

Movie Reviews Appaloosa looks great, from the rugged New Mexican exteriors to the saloon interiors. It’s also, dramatically, a funny and entertaining—if not overly ambitious—western, a genre that has seen s...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

String Theory

A German delight with Turkish despair

Movie Reviews American audiences that have seen films such as Magnolia and Babel are no strangers to woven, semi-interconnected narratives. The strength of these films often lies in how different story elements bal

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff
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