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  • 2007: The Year in Movies and Music

    published December 19, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds Absolutely, unequivocally, this has been The Year of The Apatow: Judd got Knocked Up to the tune of... More >>

  • Legend Has It

    published December 12, 2007

    There are two momentous performances in the Darwinian horror fable I Am Legend. One is by the movie's star, Will Smith — but more... More >>

  • One of Us Must Know

    published November 21, 2007

    Something about that movie though, well I just can't get it out of my head/ But I can't remember why I was in it or what part I was... More >>

  • Badlands

    published November 14, 2007

    Hold still" — it's what the hunters say to the hunted in Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men. The first time we... More >>

  • What's Wrong With This Picture?

    published November 7, 2007

    Although he plays a college professor in his latest film, Robert Redford was, by his own admission, never much of a student, consistently more... More >>

  • Jodie Foster, Superhero

    published September 12, 2007

    In the new Neil Jordan movie, Jodie Foster plays New York talk radio DJ Erica Bain, who survives a vicious Central Park mugging and becomes an... More >>

  • Bugaboo Confidential

    published August 22, 2007

    Shortly after graduating from film school, I took a part-time job as the assistant to a successful movie and television director who told me I'd... More >>

  • Nerd Love

    published August 15, 2007

    The latest comic meteorite to hurtle forth from the galaxy of producer Judd Apatow, Superbad is about a couple of chronically unpopular best... More >>

  • Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    published July 18, 2007

    Did John Waters sell out? Or did our ever-more-metrosexual age merely render him irrelevant? Certainly long before Hairspray took up... More >>

  • Dark Arts

    published July 11, 2007

    The magic has returned to the Harry Potter franchise — albeit magic of the old, black variety. The darkest and most threatening... More >>

  • Incredible, Edible

    published June 27, 2007

    "Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great." So goes the personal mantra of the late celebrity chef Auguste Gusteau, whose disembodied... More >>

  • The Office Meets Deliverance

    published June 6, 2007

    The idea of "getting axed" is exploited for maximum double-entendre value in Severance, a grisly horror-comedy from the U.K. that has its... More >>

  • The Joy in the Bubble

    published May 30, 2007

    Last weekend, as Jerry Bruckheimer's pirates were once again storming the international box office, the Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27) bestowed... More >>

  • The Popcorn King

    published April 25, 2007

    It's a bright March afternoon on the set of Rush Hour 3, and the mood is tense. After shooting last winter on location in Paris, the... More >>

  • Full Nelson

    published April 18, 2007

    This week's generically titled studio suspense thriller, Fracture, has the good sense to begin where last week's generically titled studio... More >>

  • Fighting Irish

    published April 18, 2007

    The young men move about the muddied hillside engaging in a friendly afternoon game of that national pastime known as hurling. On their way home,... More >>

  • Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.

    published March 21, 2007

    In the same week that sees Adam Sandler playing a grieving 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me, another lone figure reeling from... More >>

  • David Fincher's type-A approach to filmmaking pays off.

    published February 28, 2007

    When the editorial-cartoonist-turned-amateur-sleuth Robert Graysmith published Zodiac, his sprawling, meticulously researched account of... More >>

  • Date My Mom

    published January 31, 2007

    Though I'm sure it's purely coincidental, the decision to release the Diane Keaton-Mandy Moore comedy Because I Said So with the scent of... More >>

  • The Kids Are Not Alright

    published January 31, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- We all know about the cathartic power of blues music, but until the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, who knew that it could serve... More >>

  • The Music Men

    published January 31, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah --On the first Saturday of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, I rolled out of bed and hustled up Main Street for the 8:30 screening... More >>

  • The Sundance Kids

    published January 31, 2007

    One morning, Gary Walkow was suddenly transformed into a successful Hollywood filmmaker. Gone were the hat-in-hand searches for financing, the... More >>

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