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  • The Year In Film

    published December 27, 2007

    Absolutely, unequivocally, this has been The Year of The Apatow: Judd got Knocked Up to the tune of $150 million (at the box office... More >>

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    published December 27, 2007

    At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the American painter turned filmmaker Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) won the... More >>

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    published December 20, 2007

    Here's the thing: Tim Burton pulled it off. Nearing the end of an uncommonly strong year for American movies, he's taken a hallowed classic of... More >>

  • I Am Legend

    published December 13, 2007

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

  • One of Us Must Know

    published November 29, 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... More >>

  • I'm Not There

    published November 22, 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... More >>

  • No Country for Old Men

    published November 15, 2007

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

  • Sidney Lumet's Long Journey

    published November 1, 2007

    "There's a reason I've had some good pictures and other guys will never have good pictures," Sidney Lumet says matter-of-factly on a recent... More >>

  • Reservation Road

    published October 25, 2007

    I gave up after about 100 pages of John Burnham Schwartz's 1998 novel Reservation Road, a typically overwritten and contrived slice of... More >>

  • Into the Wild

    published October 4, 2007

    To some, the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, the 24-year-old Emory University graduate who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness... More >>

  • The Brave One

    published September 13, 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 >>

  • The Nanny Diaries

    published August 23, 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... More >>

  • Superbad

    published August 16, 2007

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

  • The Popcorn King

    published August 9, 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 >>

  • Hairspray

    published July 19, 2007

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

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    published July 12, 2007

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

  • Ratatouille

    published June 28, 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 >>

  • Geekology 101

    published June 7, 2007

    There is a moment early on in “Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers,” the 14th episode of the brilliant but canceled television series Freaks... More >>

  • The Joy in the Bubble

    published May 31, 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 >>

  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    published May 24, 2007

    I never gave much thought to the subject of health insurance until, in October of 2005, an odd swelling in my groin prompted me to make one of my... More >>

  • Fracture

    published April 19, 2007

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

  • Grindhouse

    published April 5, 2007

    There exists some debate about audience familiarity with the term "grindhouse," and even a certain confusion about the origins of the word itself... More >>

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    published April 5, 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 >>

  • Reign Over Me

    published March 22, 2007

    As Charlie Fineman, a New York dentist who lost his wife and three young daughters in one of the September 11 plane crashes, Adam Sandler sports a... More >>

  • Shooter

    published March 22, 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 >>

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