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THE DARK ROMANCE DOUBLE FEATURE


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Even the most cynical of bastards-that would be me-wants to believe in true love. And no matter how much romantic entanglements with psychotic losers may sour our outlook, occassionally we still feel ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 David Walker

THE SILENT LANGUAGE OF GUS VAN SANT

In Last Days, Portland's indie filmmaker reveals his own cinematic dialect.


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I'm finally beginning to understand Gus Van Sant. The Portland filmmaker is still an enigma, to be sure, but I'm starting to see enough pieces of his puzzle to get a grasp of the whole picture. Most i ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 David Walker

Required Viewing & Recommended Reading: Russ Meyer


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There aren't too many filmmakers who could be called a brilliant auteur and a smut peddler in the same sentence. But that's exactly what Russ Meyer was-a signature filmmaker with a unique style that w ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 David Walker

FANTASTIC SNORE

Fantastic Four is many things, but fantastic isn't one of 'em.


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Based on the popular Marvel Comics series that helped usher in a new era of costumed superheroics five decades ago, Fantastic Four had the potential to be the best comic-book-turned-movie to make it t ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 David Walker

THE LEE MARVIN FOOT-TO-ASS DOUBLE FEATURE


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Few tough guys could bring it to the screen the way Lee Marvin did. In the history of cinema, only a handful of actors have brought the type of steely intensity that Marvin seemed to effortlessly exud ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 David Walker

JULY'S SUMMER

Watching Miranda July's plunge into the hype-o-sphere with her film about everyone we know.


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Watching Me You and Everyone We Know in a makeshift movie theater during the Sundance Film Festival, there was no doubt we were all watching something special. The film had already had several screeni ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 David Walker

CHECK IT OUT: ROCKERS


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Perry Henzell's 1972 film The Harder They Come will always be the quintessential reggae movie, forever tied to the music and culture of Jamaica. But if The Harder They Come introduced reggae on the bi ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 David Walker

BACK FROM THE GRAVE

In the real-deal movie event of the summer, George Romero returns to the world of zombies with Land of the Dead.


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Twenty years ago, my two best friends and I sneaked into the Avon Theatre in Stamford, Conn., to see Day of the Dead, the final installment in filmmaker George Romero's zombie trilogy. All of us were ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 David Walker

ZOMBIE MOVIES


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After 20 long years, filmmaker George A. Romero returns to the zombie genre that he helped define with Land of the Dead (see story, page 55). With that in mind, it seems like a good idea for a Film Fe ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 David Walker

The Peter Fonda B-Movie Double Feature


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Dirty Mary/Crazy Larry (1974) One of two cult classics starring Peter Fonda to be released on DVD this week, director John Hough's epic chase film has earned its place in film history for, among other ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 David Walker
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