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Insert Your Own Jokes

Some observers are calling this a golden age for comedy films, but even a golden age has its share of fool's gold, not to...

Bale Out

Werner Herzog isn’t the last filmmaker you’d expect to make a straight-up drama about U.S. military heroism, but he’d be pretty far down the...

Blood and Snow

Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published 110 years ago, doing something new with vampires in any storytelling medium has gotten to be extremely difficult. The...

Chop Suey Masala

With the release of Chandni Chowk to China, the race for the title of Weirdest Movie of 2009 is off to a flying start....

Mild Salsa

Hector Lavoe is considered one of the greatest artists of Latin music. With Willie Colon, he practically invented salsa music. Despite good performances, direction,...

I’ll Be Watching You

The end of 2008 is proving to be a busy time for Anthony Vasiliadis. The 27-year-old's short film Technophiliac played at last month's Lone...

Same Old Steps

It’s August, which means that Hollywood has finished putting out its big summer blockbusters and is giving us toaster leavings such as Step Up...

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...

KP Duty

Unlike most of the local filmmakers I profile, John Venable is someone I've known for a long time. That's because he's a film critic...

Make It Rainn

Modestly watchable, The Rocker is nowhere near the level of Almost Famous or The School of Rock, this decade's great movies about rock bands....