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2006 Stories by Jim Ridley

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  • 2006: The Year in Movies

    published December 27, 2006

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  • The Whole World in His Hands

    published November 22, 2006

    For progressives lifted, however temporarily, by the swell of a turning tide, Bobby can be seen clearly for what it is — an... More >>

  • Communication Breakdown

    published November 8, 2006

    Time perhaps scrambling it's for Alejandro González Iñárritu to stop his narratives. After making an exciting debut in 2000... More >>

  • Anchor Man?

    published November 8, 2006

    Once an actor gets big enough to take whatever kind of role he wants, it makes sense that the biggest stretch imaginable, given his current... More >>

  • Ain't No Sunshine

    published August 9, 2006

    Like the shambling VW van its hapless characters steer from Albuquerque to Redondo Beach, Little Miss Sunshine is a rickety vehicle that... More >>

  • Eating for Two

    published July 26, 2006

    Feed (TLA) Remember the old jokes about "What's grosser than gross"? The makers of Feed do, as they prove in the first... More >>

  • All-Day Suckers

    published July 12, 2006

    Perhaps no one can pinpoint the exact moment vaudeville died, but there's a moment early in Strangers with Candy where you'd swear... More >>

  • The Citizen Kane of Crap

    published June 28, 2006

    The Devil's Sword (Mondo Macabro) Few trash movies live up to their reputation, but here's a balls-out wonder that surpasses... More >>

  • Kicking French Ass

    published June 14, 2006

    Let's trade, action fans. Give up all 126 minutes of Mission: Impossible III's digitized bloat and torture games, along with... More >>

  • Bring in the Trash

    published June 14, 2006

    Valley of the Dolls Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Fox) Behold The Godfather and Godfather Part... More >>

  • Only in America

    published May 3, 2006

    In 1817, a Tennessee landowner named John Bell was startled by a bizarre creature, described as a dog with a rabbit's head, which materialized in... More >>

  • Being Bettie

    published May 3, 2006

    If you can tell a society by its smut, America in the 1950s couldn't have been just a Frigidaire of repressive hysteria. Hidden somewhere in the... More >>

  • Letter Perfect

    published April 26, 2006

    Every year, when ESPN broadcasts the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a tiny flutter of hope rises in anyone who cherishes the life of the mind.... More >>

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