Nathan Lee

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  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    June 29, 2001: a great day in the history of cinema. Opening simultaneously at the multiplex, two movies pushed at the outer limit of big-studio weirdness, each in its own way an epistemological essay on the impossibility of communication and stub...

  • 7 years ago | Film Reviews

    Having returned from the center of Africa, "held prisoner by savages for two years before fleeing," the Marquis de Montriveau (Guillaume Depardieu) is the talk of Paris society. "How very amusing," deadpans the unflappable Duchess of Langeais (Jea...

  • 8 years ago | Film Reviews

    Fleet-footed corpses are, from a physiological point of view, complete bullshit. "If you run that fast, your ankles will snap off," says Jason Creed (Josh Close) to fellow film student Ridley (Philip Riccio), the gauze-wrapped lead of his no-budge...

  • 8 years ago | Film Reviews

    Regarding the irrelevance of Untraceable: First of all, torture is so 2007, and just because this drab little thriller with a flashy love of pain imagines itself a "critique of violence" doesn't make it any less superfluous. Second of all, untrace...

  • 8 years ago | Film Reviews

    Scene by scene, This Is England gets the job done. Drawing on memories of a specific place and time — England in the early '80s — writer-director Shane Meadows sketches with a keen eye for detail and the contours of experience. He nail...

  • 8 years ago | Film Reviews

    1. Balls of Fury is a movie about: a. A former table tennis prodigy (Dan Fogler as Randy Daytona) enlisted by the FBI to infiltrate the underground ping-pong tournament of a legendary Chinese criminal (Christopher Walken). b. Suppository jokes. c....

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