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2008 Stories by Nick Pinkerton

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  • Spider Woman

    published October 22, 2008

    Perhaps a benefit of its epic gestation -- much of the original footage dates back to '93 -- Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach's documentary... More >>

  • A Very High School

    published October 15, 2008

    The great American student-government election: Teenagers exposing their fragile egos to public ballot-box rejection and spending a small fortune... More >>

  • XXY

    published July 30, 2008

    On the remote Uruguayan seaside, Alex's parents have sequestered their daughter away, hoping to keep her secret hidden from the world. That... More >>

  • Heaven Can Wait

    published July 9, 2008

    The Edge of Heaven disembarks stateside still flush from an award-reaping Eurasian tour. That the European Film Awards tossed Fatih... More >>

  • The Wackness

    published July 9, 2008

    The Wackness is a mix tape of clichés, with writer-director Jonathan Levine taking cuts from a dozen or more "life-affirming"... More >>

  • Water Lilies

    published July 2, 2008

    The camaraderie of the undesired: Invisible to everyone else, pinched, late-blooming Marie (Pauline Acquart) pairs with Anne (Louise... More >>

  • The Wackness

    published July 2, 2008

    The Wackness is a mix tape of clichés, with writer-director Jonathan Levine taking cuts from a dozen or more... More >>

  • The Fall

    published May 28, 2008

    Something like a pain-fueled, R-rated Princess Bride, The Fall straddles the intertwined worlds of storytelling and story. One half is a... More >>

  • Dark Matter

    published April 30, 2008

    Inspired by" the 1991 University of Iowa school shootings, Dark Matter gives a sympathetic picture of its doctoral candidate turned... More >>

  • Best of the Fest

    published April 23, 2008

    Alexandra (Alexander Sokurov, Russia) Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity, Alexander... More >>

  • Poisoned by Polonium

    published April 2, 2008

    Andrei Nekrasov's documentary indictment of the Putin regime is inelegantly structured, flops when it goes "gonzo," and gets uncomfortably... More >>

  • Penelope

    published February 27, 2008

    "A Fairytale Like No Other"? Penelope's influences are right up front — there's the Tim Burton production design (overstocking... More >>

  • Patterns of Abuse

    published February 6, 2008

    At the crosswalk the other day, I noticed something peeking out from the usual pasting of flyers on the light pole in front of me. It looked... More >>

  • Taxi Driver

    published February 6, 2008

    Staying on the current-events beat after his 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, filmmaker Alex Gibney aims to make... More >>

  • This Girl's Life

    published January 9, 2008

    Persepolis is a small landmark in feature animation. Not because of technical innovation — though it moves fluidly enough, and its... More >>

  • Church Boys

    published January 9, 2008

    Since promising Armageddon in the leadoff bars of Straight Outta Compton, star-producer Ice Cube has been one canny career man. In... More >>

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