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2006 Stories by Melissa Levine

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  • Easy Rider

    published August 30, 2006

    A first-time feature film about a failed indie rocker, his beautiful girlfriend and his sanctimonious nature-boy brother on a road trip: There are... More >>

  • Letter-Box Edition

    published June 28, 2006

    It may not be an "iconic manifestation of civilization," as documentarian Ken Burns proclaims, but the New York Times crossword puzzle is... More >>

  • Get Inside!

    published May 24, 2006

    Summer is the season of high expectations and profound disappointments. That suntan looks more like sunburn, your beer stays ice cold till the... More >>

  • Way Down in the Hole

    published May 3, 2006

    Countless are the creative souls who struggled with mental illness, as are the novels and films dedicated to them. Again and again, we've... More >>

  • Misery Train

    published April 19, 2006

    At the opening of Lonesome Jim, a terrific new film directed by Steve Buscemi, a country song plays behind scenes of small-town... More >>

  • Biblical Contortions

    published April 12, 2006

    If you're craving an antidote to the sanctity of repressed gay cowboys, you could do worse than Adam & Steve. This good-natured... More >>

  • Naomi Then and Now

    published April 12, 2006

    Ellie Parker (Strand) This extremely raw portrait of an actress trying -- and failing -- to make it in Hollywood... More >>

  • Das Boot

    published April 5, 2006

    The coming-out tale Summer Storm is set at a rowing camp, where teams of boys and girls from around Germany train for a regatta. One... More >>

  • Suspended Sentence

    published March 22, 2006

    As scientific advances have made forensic DNA matching a reality, a new field has emerged in criminal justice: exoneration. In cases where... More >>

  • Now You See Them

    published March 22, 2006

    Breasts: A Documentary (First Run) Honest, compassionate, and funny, this documentary is remarkable for the bravery of its... More >>

  • Dreams Deferred

    published March 8, 2006

    The Boys of Baraka, a fine documentary about a group of inner-city, at-risk boys who travel to Kenya to attend a special school,... More >>

  • Free for All

    published March 8, 2006

    If you plan to see The Libertine, an artful and brooding period piece about a scandalously debauched earl of the English... More >>

  • The Great Cash-In

    published March 1, 2006

    Walk the Line (Fox) No matter what a junkie does with his spare time -- say, redefine country music, or forge one of... More >>

  • 13 Million Yogis Can't Be Wrong

    published February 1, 2006

    It's no secret that documentaries have finally gained some currency in the American media. With the help of Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock and a... More >>

  • Valley of the Dolls

    published January 25, 2006

    The big news about Bubble, the new film by director Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Traffic), is the way it's... More >>

  • Now Dirtier Than Ever

    published January 25, 2006

    The Aristocrats (Lions Gate) The single joke around which Paul Provenza's documentary revolves has a standard beginning and... More >>

  • Heath in Heat

    published January 4, 2006

    For your Heath Ledger holiday-movie options, you have A) a cowboy in love with another man and B) history's most infamous womanizer. Since the... More >>

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