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  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published July 4, 2007

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

2006 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • 2006: The Year in Movies

    published December 27, 2006

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  • Rocky v. Ahmadinejad

    published December 20, 2006

    Bankrupt and brain-damaged in Rocky V, a bout fought so long ago that the other Bush was still sucker-punching Saddam, Sylvester... More >>

  • The Man Who Loved Women

    published December 20, 2006

    Men are literally disposable in Pedro Almodóvar's Volver. But the film, particularly for fans of the gynophilic, flamboyantly... More >>

  • Don't Know Smack

    published December 13, 2006

    Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish play unbelievably gorgeous heroin junkies in Candy, a don't-try-this-at-home melodrama adapted from... More >>

  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Shrinks

    published October 25, 2006

    "I guess it doesn't matter where I begin," reasons the adult narrator of Running with Scissors, the inevitable Oscar contender adapted from... More >>

  • Hometown Legend

    published October 11, 2006

    They say youse can never go home again. Nevertheless, Queens-bred big-timer Dito Montiel revisits his old Astoria stomping grounds in A... More >>

  • Truly, Madly, Darkly

    published July 12, 2006

    Slipped into the summer movie season like acid in your Happy Meal, Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly is a blockbuster of... More >>

  • Cruella de Vogue

    published June 28, 2006

    For an industry in decline, print journalism has done a fashion publicist's job of staying in vogue, particularly among the more stylish of... More >>

  • The Bad Seeds

    published June 21, 2006

    Trotted out like ol' Trigger whenever there's a movie with saddles and six-shooters, the term "revisionist western" would surely be a... More >>

  • The Long Goodbye

    published June 7, 2006

    Like the Grand Ole Opry plopped into a fragrant barn at the county fair, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion befits its... More >>

  • Fahrenheit 2050

    published June 7, 2006

    With ice caps melting, sea levels rising and Poseidon sinking fast, this is no environment for any disaster movie — particularly a... More >>

  • Belgian Waffling

    published May 17, 2006

    Amid brutal competition from A History of Violence, Caché (Hidden) and Last Days, the top prize at last year's Cannes... More >>

  • Thank Hell for Little Girls

    published April 26, 2006

    The Darwinian theory that schlocksploitation must tighten its twist of the nuts with each new release will be tested strenuously for years —... More >>

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