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Slipping a Mickey

One thought prevailed in my brain as I watched Fast Food Nation: Richard Linklater has turned into John Sayles. That’s not a good thing,...

The Bond Beginning

There hasn’t been a good new James Bond picture in two decades. That wasn’t necessarily Pierce Brosnan’s fault, but his presence was a symbol...

Narrative Voice

I can safely say that Stranger Than Fiction is stranger than your average movie. The film isn’t odd because it’s about a character in...

Stray Shot

Supposedly director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga have parted ways over the issue of authorial credit for the three films they’ve collaborated...

Windsor Knot

Honestly, I can’t imagine what British people must feel watching The Queen. The movie evokes the flood tide of emotions that washed over the...

Borat to Be Wild

There’s nothing like a movie that sparks an international incident, especially the one bearing the unwieldy title of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for...

Slugging It Out

If Flushed Away looks familiar, there’s no mystery to it. The movie’s a product of Aardman Animation, the British outfit that has turned out...

Million Dollar Mandy

A lot of grads from Fort Worth Country Day School, one of the most elite private high schools in Texas, have experienced some success...

Terrorist in Training

Is Phillip Noyce one of the world’s most important filmmakers? Five years ago we all would have laughed at the suggestion, yet now here...

Body Double

Only recently has the word “prestigious” come to mean “acclaimed” or “renowned.” The Prestige wastes no time explaining the word’s earlier meaning, whence comes...