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My Oh Maya

OK, so a few months ago, Mel Gibson had the year’s biggest celebrity meltdown, unless somebody comes up with a better one in the...

Two Weeks in Another Town

No less than The New York Times recently dubbed Nancy Meyers “the queen of chick flicks.” Leaving aside my previously stated objections to the...

God Parents

I had an epiphany while watching The Nativity Story. An angel spoke in my ear, if you wish, though I prefer to believe I...

School’s Out

Quam Odunsi was born in Chicago to Nigerian parents and raised mostly in his parents’ homeland. His first feature film, Borland, takes place in a...

Out of the Past

Unlike painting or sculpture, movies exist in time, a fact that we’re reminded of whenever we hurry to grab a seat before the 7:20...

The Fools of Rock

This is what I remember most about Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. Before Tenacious D plays its first gig, at a quiet bar...

Wishing and Hyping

Having worked in the mock-documentary format since This Is Spinal Tap, Christopher Guest has ditched the form in his latest movie, For Your Consideration....

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...