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Blood For Oil

A complex thriller, Syriana examines the high cost of oil.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Oil is the drug of the world. With more people on the planet dependent on oil—to fuel their cars, to heat their homes, to keep the machines of modern industry running—it is the most addict ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 David Walker

Punishment Park


DVD & TV
Stephen Gaghan's politically charged thriller Syriana (see review, page 55) recalls the films of the late 1960s and 1970s, an era when movies weren't afraid to make bold statements about corruption an ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 David Walker

Eviction Notice

Rent makes a sad, laughable transition from hit play to bad movie.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Thirty years ago, Richard O'Brien's stage musical The Rocky Horror Show added Picture between horror and show, making the transition to the big screen. It was an admittedly campy yet unintentionally b ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 David Walker

Open House


DVD & TV
If all the hype surrounding Rent has got you all moist and juicy to see a musical about people looking for a place to live, don't waste your time with the big-budget adaptation of the hit play (see re ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 David Walker

For The Love Of Cash

Walk the Line brings the legend of Johnny Cash to the big screen.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You can hate your parents. You can hate your children. You can hate your country and your president. You can even hate your god. But you just can't hate Johnny Cash.There was something special about m ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 David Walker

Back In Black

Long-lost action king Shane Black reinvents himself with Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.


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There was a time when the name Shane Black meant something in Hollywood. In 1987, Black's script for Lethal Weapon helped usher in a new era of bombastic action films defined by a mismatched pair of u ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 David Walker

Chasing War

Author Anthony Swofford talks combat on the eve of the film debut of his acclaimed memoir Jarhead.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Anthony Swofford's Jarhead was first published in 2003, it offered an insider's view of young man's life in the first Gulf War. Swofford's deeply personal memoir detailed his time as a Marine sni ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 David Walker

To The Extreme

Three...Extremes offers a triple threat of Asian horror.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If you haven't discovered Asian horror films yet, then you're missing the most exciting—not to mention creepy—reinvigoration the genre has seen in decades. Not since the 1970s, when direct ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 David Walker

COLD-BLOODED


Movie Reviews & Stories
There's no way of knowing how Truman Capote would have been remembered had he not written In Cold Blood. It's not unsafe, however, to assume that if he hadn't penned one of the most influential nonfic ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 David Walker

Rock School


DVD & TV
A brief warning: Even if you and your children liked the Jack Black comedy School of Rock, this documentary may not be for you. Don't get me wrong, 'cause Rock School, Don Argott's documentary about t ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 David Walker
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