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2006 Stories by Jim Ridley

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  • The Outsiders

    published December 20, 2006

    In a parallel universe of socially conscious dramas, there exists a movie in which a staid white British family moves into a lively community of... More >>

  • The Whole World in His Hands

    published November 22, 2006

    For progressives lifted, however temporarily, by the swell of a turning tide, Bobby can be seen clearly for what it is — an... More >>

  • Anchor Man?

    published November 8, 2006

    Once an actor gets big enough to take whatever kind of role he wants, it makes sense that the biggest stretch imaginable, given his current... More >>

  • Communication Breakdown

    published November 1, 2006

    Time perhaps scrambling it's for Alejandro González Iñárritu to stop his narratives. After making an exciting debut in 2000... More >>

  • Suicide Club

    published October 25, 2006

    The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's most famous landmark — and possibly the country's — makes a lovely place to die. Only a 4-foot... More >>

  • The Harder They Come

    published October 4, 2006

    The sex is real in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus; only the setting — an animated New York cityscape, benignly watched over by a... More >>

  • Slithering Heights

    published August 16, 2006

    Snakes on a Plane represents the ideal of contemporary major-studio filmmaking — which is to say, major-studio marketing. Who needs... More >>

  • Absolutely Fabulist

    published August 2, 2006

    Opens Friday More >>

  • Ain't No Sunshine

    published August 2, 2006

    Like the shambling VW van its hapless characters steer from Albuquerque to Redondo Beach, Little Miss Sunshine is a rickety vehicle that... More >>

  • Prenuptual Aggrievement

    published July 26, 2006

    Farce is an ideal clearing ground for hostility. Like mystery, it's a genre that typically passes through disruption en route to the restoration... More >>

  • Eating for Two

    published July 26, 2006

    Feed (TLA) Remember the old jokes about "What's grosser than gross"? The makers of Feed do, as they prove in the first... More >>

  • All-Day Suckers

    published July 5, 2006

    Perhaps no one can pinpoint the exact moment vaudeville died, but there's a moment early in Strangers With Candy where you'd swear... More >>

  • Bring in the Trash

    published June 14, 2006

    Valley of the Dolls Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Fox) Behold The Godfather and Godfather Part II... More >>

  • Ford Tough

    published June 7, 2006

    The John Wayne/John Ford Film Collection (Warner Bros.) Featuring the most epic pairing of director and actor in Hollywood... More >>

  • Kicking French Ass

    published May 31, 2006

    Let's trade, action fans. Give up all 126 minutes of Mission: Impossible III's digitized bloat and torture games, along with... More >>

  • Letter Perfect

    published April 26, 2006

    Every year, when ESPN broadcasts the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a tiny flutter of hope rises in anyone who cherishes the life of the mind.... More >>

  • Being Bettie

    published April 12, 2006

    If you can tell a society by its smut, America in the 1950s couldn't have been just a Frigidaire of repressive hysteria. Hidden somewhere in the... More >>

  • Confessions of a Horndog

    published April 5, 2006

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