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Borscht, Baddies, BadAss

David Cronenberg makes a mob genre classic

Movie Reviews David Cronenberg likes to get inside the minds and souls of his characters. In earlier films, he found a neatly direct route: Explode their heads (Scanners) or, more thoroughly, their entire bodies (The Fly). P...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

The B-Team

The war on terror goes fictional

Movie Reviews "America! Fuck, yeah!" It's almost impossible not to hear this refrain from Team America: World Police, drained of irony and played in the background of The Kingdom. But where Team America stars mario...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

We're Screwed!

Experts say we are on the edge of extinction

Movie Reviews Like his first disaster movie, Titanic , Leonardo DiCaprio's latest, The 11th Hour , lets us stare into his squinting, twinkling eyes as we perch on the deck of a doomed ship headed for an inevitable disast...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

An Amnesiac to Remember

Jason Bourne's cat-and-mouse game continues

Movie Reviews The Bourne Ultimatum is a single global chase sequence, nearly two hours in length, with a tiny break about halfway through for a cappuccino.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

The Big Picture

One photographer takes a wide-eyed look at globalization

Movie Reviews The new documentary,Manufactured Landscapes, follows Edward Burtynsky on his photographic forays into the field and, in the process, becomes a damning critique of the current form of globalization...  

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

The Game of Rules

Boundaries, imagined and real, make Offside met

Movie Reviews MOVIE REVIEW:  Offside Boundaries, imagined and real, make Offside met

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Supernova

Star light, star bright, Edith Piaf's star burns bright

Movie Reviews Astrophysicists tell us that every element in our solar system-gold, silver, carbon, etc.-is formed during the intense heat of supernovas. It might, therefore, take an astrophysicist, rather than a music histor...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Darth Nader?

It's not unreasonable to take another look at Ralph Nader

Movie Reviews An Unreasonable Man, the excellent documentary about Ralph Nader, is a tragedy in two acts. Directors Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan devote the first half to an overview of Nader's days as an admired  ...

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff

Film by Numbers

Jim Carrey has a hard time with math.

Movie Reviews Joel Schumacher's convoluted and improbable The Number 23 stars Jim Carrey as Walter Sparrow, a man who becomes obsessed with a book and the number that is its title.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff
 
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