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

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

2007 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • Surge This

    published August 15, 2007

    Masterfully edited and cumulatively walloping, Charles Ferguson's No End in Sight turns the well-known details of our monstrously bungled... More >>

  • Kon's Cure for Cinema

    published July 11, 2007

    Dreams and the Internet, according to the psychotherapist superheroine of Satoshi Kon's loopy Paprika, are "areas where the repressed... More >>

  • Past Action Hero

    published June 27, 2007

    Still an all-American bloodhound after all these years, Bruce Willis's Det. John McClane begins Live Free or Die Hard sniffing around a... More >>

  • JitterBug

    published May 23, 2007

    The most volatile, least easily psychoanalyzed of '70s auteurs in Peter Biskind's classic New Hollywood tell-all Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,... More >>

  • Savage Love

    published May 23, 2007

    CANNES, France—The Cannes Film Festival is chiefly revered as a showcase for prolific, careerist auteurs, so the appearance of Savage... More >>

  • Cannes and Abel

    published May 23, 2007

    Cannes, France —"Whaddya love about it so much?" Abel Ferrara — director of the strip-club-set Go Go Tales, my... More >>

  • Wedding Crashers

    published May 2, 2007

    A reformist disciple of Dogme, that earth- and camcorder-shaking movement wherein waves are broken and celebration is cause for alarm, Danish... More >>

  • Here, Mike! Sit! Good Boy!

    published April 25, 2007

    Speaking as the owner of a new puppy, I can say definitively that a dog is both more and less annoying than the average person. Year of the Dog... More >>

  • A muddled, wasted tribute to Britain's infamous music fest.

    published March 7, 2007

    At a recent Sundance panel discussion of "The Times, Did They A-Change?" rock-docmaker Julien Temple observed that the counterculture has always... More >>

  • God-fearing black man tames slutty white girl as Craig Brewer's South rises again

    published February 28, 2007

    It may be hard out there for a pimp, but it ain't too hard for a writer-director to make a movie whose marketing hinges on the lurid spectacle of... More >>

  • The good East German (a.k.a.: when your hero is a Stasi spy).

    published February 28, 2007

    We Americans complain of Big Brother's unblinking eye in the post-Patriot Act, corporate e-mail era — as well we should. But, as The Lives... More >>

  • Sympathy for the Devil

    published January 31, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Ten days of terse texting among professional narcissists working on little or no sleep in one of the last cold spots left on Al... More >>

  • Dissent for Sale

    published January 31, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Even by the lacerating standards of recent Sundance docs Why We Fight and Iraq in Fragments, the nonfiction at... More >>

  • Blade of Flying Sparks

    published January 10, 2007

    Like his Hero and House of Flying Daggers, Zhang Yimou's third global-market gigaproduction makes little sense in narrative terms... More >>

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