Paul Cullum

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  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Lone Star State supplies an extremely unlikely subject for a documentary -- Hands On a Hard Body -- that develops into one of those Zen parables that can be found all things. In the northeast Texas town of Longview, 24 contestants gather for a...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    With the hyper-naturalism of Kids still very much in mind, newcomer Manuel Pradal transplants the horrors of feral youth to the sun-pocked post-card vistas of the French Riviera. Specifically, he's set us amid the ready-made mythology of the Bay o...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's a truism that unless your film picks up momentum as it goes along, you'd do well not to put a ticking clock in it. Thrillers like The Big Clock and DOA work because they're superior mousetraps that have found a way to put time itself in pursu...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Director/writer/composer/star/visionary Vincent Gallo, a left-field character actor whose best work has been in the films of mainstream eccentrics like Emir Kusturica (Arizona Dream), Abel Ferrara (The Funeral) and Alan Taylor (the low-key Palooka...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Armed again with the comedy of despair, but with a far sight more focus than last time out, Kicking and Screaming director Noah Baumbach takes on one of the more coiled and resilient of the seven deadlies in this bright comedy of manners. Eric Sto...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    Love Walked In, despite the Gershwin in the title, is less champagne fizz than bottom-shelf rotgut rye, drained from a dirty glass. Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella follows up the relative indie hit, 1991's The Boy Who Cried Bitch, with thi...