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The Van Peebles Family Double Feature

Baadasssss! (2004)--Recounting how his father, Melvin, made the seminal 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Mario Van Peebles has put together Baadasssss!, a solid and entertaining picture th ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2004 David Walker

Introducing Kinji Fukasaku

Back in 2001, the Northwest Film Center presented a showcase of films by director Kinji Fukasaku. At the time I was only marginally aware of Fukasaku's work, having seen the cult classic Black Lizard ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 David Walker

Vendetta for the Saint

It had been about 20 years since I had last seen 1969's Vendetta for the Saint. I stayed up late to watch it on television one night and was convinced afterwards it was one of the coolest movies I'd e ...   More
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 Francisco Scaramenga

The End-of-Summer Teen-Angst Film Festival

Do you miss your tortured teenage angst of days gone by? Well, dust off your youthful idealism, sit back and reinvigorate your brain with these films of summertime teens gone wild:Y Tu Mamá Tam ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Nate Berne

David Walker's What to Watch

Having trouble deciding what to watch on home video? Think you've seen it all? Here is something you may have missed.Everything Put Together (2000)--Even though director Marc Forster's Everything Put ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 David Walker

Pennies from Heaven

In 1981, Steve Martin tried to drastically change his image and Herbert Ross tried to reinvent the musical for a new sensibility. The film was Pennies from Heaven, and it was a box-office flop. A few ...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Aaron Fuller

Curb Your Enthusiasm

It's no secret that comedian Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld, was the model for George Costanza--one of the most selfishly obnoxious characters ever. What many people might not realize is how ...   More
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Aaron Fuller, David Walker

Evel Knievel

The phenomenon surrounding motorcycle daredevil Bobby "Evel" Knievel is one of those things that strike a nostalgic chord in anyone old enough to remember Bicentennial Minutes. Evel Knievel is one of ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 David Walker

The Manchurian Candidate Special Edition

No matter how Denzel Washington and the reworked The Manchurian Candidate fare--it's due in theaters next week--thankfully it has led to the original film's release on DVD. The 1962 movie, directed by ...   More
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 Aaron Fuller

David Walker's What to Watch #4

Having trouble deciding what to watch on home video? Think you've seen it all? Here is something you may have missed.The Station Agent--You may have missed writer-director Thomas McCarthy's quirky, bi ...   More
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 David Walker
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