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2007 Stories by Robert Wilonsky

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  • Tomorrow's Misery Today

    published March 28, 2007

    Children of Men (Universal) Set in a tomorrow that looks like yesterday, Alfonso Cuarón's wrenching adaptation of... More >>

  • Diamonds in the Rough

    published March 21, 2007

    Blood Diamond (Warner Bros.) Ed Zwick's Blood Diamond, about the civil war over diamonds that devastated Sierra... More >>

  • Franchise Player

    published March 14, 2007

    Casino Royale (Sony) James Bond gets a stirring shake-up in the best -- yeah, Goldfinger fans, the best --... More >>

  • Like pigs to slaughter: Old men in leather pants, going nowhere fast.

    published February 28, 2007

    Wild Hogs — in which John Travolta, William H. Macy, Tim Allen and Martin Lawrence play emasculated suburbanites taking a... More >>

  • Weed Killer

    published February 28, 2007

    Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (New Line) You probably already know where you stand on Tenacious D, the pudgy hard... More >>

  • Booger and Borat. You Likes?

    published February 28, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds: Panty Raid Edition (Fox) Revenge of the Nerds is a great movie. No, really. It's got a... More >>

  • Director Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen.

    published February 21, 2007

    In December 2002, ABC's 20/20 ran a story on Eric O'Neill, an undercover surveillance specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.... More >>

  • Fly me to the moon: The Polish brothers dare to dream.

    published February 21, 2007

    In 2003, Mark and Michael Polish made Northfork, though just barely; the brothers, also responsible for art-house fave Twin Falls... More >>

  • Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore do not make sweet, sweet music.

    published February 21, 2007

    You remember Andrew Ridgeley, don't you? He was the other guy in Wham!, the one who found himself stranded in 1986, after George Michael had faith... More >>

  • Chick Flick: Shut Up and Sing

    published February 21, 2007

    Shut Up & Sing (Genius) It's a shame that one of 2006's best documentaries is being released without extras; it would... More >>

  • Royal Flush

    published February 14, 2007

    Marie Antoinette (Sony) Sofia Coppola's third feature grabs you by your frilly lapels from the jump, with Gang of Four's... More >>

  • Hand It to Him

    published February 7, 2007

    The Science of Sleep (Warner Bros.) Feature films are to video directors what sitcoms are to stand-up comedians, and for... More >>

  • He's Really Doing That

    published January 17, 2007

    The Protector (Genius Products) Thailand's Tony Jaa has made clear his plan to take Jackie Chan's crown as the king of... More >>

  • This Is Their Brain on Drugs

    published January 10, 2007

    At face value, Alpha Dog — based on a real-life story that's still waiting for its ending — plays like an amped-up, drugged-out... More >>

  • Hold Your Horses

    published January 10, 2007

    Bandidas (Fox) This review is not long enough for a suitable treatment of the beauty of Penélope Cruz and Salma... More >>

  • Predator v. Predator

    published January 3, 2007

    Notes on a Scandal, brilliantly adapted by Patrick Marber from the darkly comic Zoë Heller novel, is a grim piece of work... More >>

  • Weird and Wonderful

    published January 3, 2007

    Robert Wilonsky and Jordan Harper recap their top DVDs of 2006: Eraserhead (Absurda/Subversive) -- Finally... More >>

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