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  • Don't Believe the Hype

    published December 28, 2006

    History repeats itself: Eleven Decembers ago, Universal had the season's strongest movie -- a downbeat sci-fi flick freely adapted from a... More >>

  • Sugar Tit Tribe

    published December 7, 2006

    Apocalypto has a faux Greek title and an opening quote from historian Will Durant that ruminates on the decline of imperial Rome. It... More >>

  • Fountain of Shame

    published November 23, 2006

    Solemn, flashy and flabbergasting, The Fountain -- adapted by Darren Aronofsky from his own graphic novel -- should really be called... More >>

  • There's the Beef

    published November 16, 2006

    Fast Food Nation, directed by Richard Linklater from Eric Schlosser's 2001 best-selling exposé of the McDonald's conspiracy, is an a... More >>

  • On the Road

    published November 2, 2006

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is funnier than its malapropic title -- the... More >>

  • Assassination Tango

    published October 26, 2006

    Manufactured history guarantees a manufactured controversy: Gabriel Range's Death of a President, which docu-dramatizes the 2007... More >>

  • French Confection

    published October 19, 2006

    Drop-dead hip or cluelessly clueless? Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, a candy-colored portrait of France's infamous teen queen, is a... More >>

  • Bait and Switch

    published October 5, 2006

    No studio director was a greater hero to the Hong Kong new wave than Martin Scorsese. John Woo dedicated The Killer to him; Wong Kar-wai... More >>

  • Playtime

    published September 28, 2006

    Sweet, crazy and tinged with sadness, Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep is a wondrous concoction. The tricksy romantic story --... More >>

  • The Black Dahlia

    published September 14, 2006

    Directed by Brian De Palma from the novel by neo-noirist James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia is a true-crime policier unfolding in... More >>

  • Hollywoodland

    published September 7, 2006

    If Superman Returns attempted to resurrect the Man of Steel as mythic hero, the season's other Superman movie wants to disabuse us of any... More >>

  • Tube Boobs

    published April 20, 2006

    Wanna knock the prez? Let's make a show...preferably on television. Paul Weitz's new satire American Dreamz imagines the Bush regime... More >>

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