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  • Hit List

    published December 26, 2007

    It's that time of year again. Our six critics don't always (or often) agree, but we've combined their top 10 lists (allowing for ties) to... More >>

  • On Deck

    published December 26, 2007

    The first thing you notice when you walk onto the set are the 300 extras in late-1920s period costume, seated at cafeteria tables in a holding... More >>

  • Director's Cut

    published December 19, 2007

    Here's the thing: Tim Burton has pulled it off. Nearing the end of an uncommonly strong year for American movies, he took a hallowed... More >>

  • Eye of the Beholder

    published December 19, 2007

    At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the American painter turned filmmaker Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) won the... More >>

  • Legend Has It

    published December 12, 2007

    There are two momentous performances in the Darwinian horror fable I Am Legend. One is by the movie's star, Will Smith — but more... More >>

  • One of Us Must Know

    published November 21, 2007

    "Something about that movie, though, well I just can't get it out of my head/But I can't remember why I was in it or what part I was... More >>

  • Eyes Wide Open

    published November 14, 2007

    Brian De Palma is angry — angry about the war in Iraq, and about the fact that his Iraq movie, Redacted, has fallen victim to the very... More >>

  • Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem Cross the Badlands in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men

    published November 7, 2007

    "Hold still" — it's what the hunters say to the hunted in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men. The first time we hear it,... More >>

  • Emotional Wreck

    published October 17, 2007

    I gave up after about 100 pages of John Burnham Schwartz's 1998 novel Reservation Road, a typically overwritten and contrived slice of... More >>

  • Wide Open Spaces

    published September 26, 2007

    To some, the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, the 24-year-old Emory University graduate who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness... More >>

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Heinous

    published September 19, 2007

    In one of those karmic quirks of the film-releasing calendar, actor-turned-director Griffin Dunne's Fierce People finally staggers into... More >>

  • Nerd Love

    published August 15, 2007

    The latest comic meteorite to hurtle forth from the galaxy of producer Judd Apatow, Superbad is about a couple of chronically unpopular... More >>

  • The Popcorn King

    published August 8, 2007

    It's a bright March afternoon on the set of Rush Hour 3, and the mood is tense. After shooting last winter on location in Paris, the... More >>

  • Incredible, Edible

    published June 27, 2007

    "Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great." So goes the personal mantra of the late celebrity chef Auguste Gusteau, whose disembodied... More >>

  • Sicko

    published June 13, 2007

    The subject of Sicko is the American health insurance system — not, Moore explains, as it concerns the 50 million Americans who don't... More >>

  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    published May 30, 2007

    I never gave much thought to the subject of health insurance until, in October of 2005, an odd swelling in my groin prompted me to make one of my... More >>

  • The Office meets Deliverance

    published May 23, 2007

    The idea of "getting axed" is exploited for maximum double-entendre value in Severance, a grisly horror-comedy from the U.K. that has its... More >>

  • Full Nelson

    published April 18, 2007

    This week's generically titled studio suspense thriller, Fracture, has the good sense to begin where last week's generically titled studio... More >>

  • Going Dutch

    published April 11, 2007

    Grijs Verleden (or Gray Past) is the title the Dutch historian Chris van der Heijden gave to his 2001 account of Holland's morally murky... More >>

  • Fighting Irish

    published April 4, 2007

    The young men move about the muddied hillside engaging in a friendly afternoon game of that national pastime known as hurling. On their way home,... More >>

  • Again With the Serious Face?

    published March 21, 2007

    As Charlie Fineman, a New York dentist who lost his wife and three young daughters in one of the Sept. 11 plane crashes, Adam Sandler sports a... More >>

  • Forget Gun Control

    published March 21, 2007

    In the same week that sees Adam Sandler playing a grieving 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me, another lone figure reeling from... More >>

  • Killer Instinct

    published February 28, 2007

    When the editorial cartoonist turned amateur sleuth Robert Graysmith published Zodiac, his sprawling, meticulously researched account of... More >>

  • Date My Mom

    published January 31, 2007

    Though I'm sure it's purely coincidental, the decision to release the Diane Keaton-Mandy Moore rom-com Because I Said So with the scent of... More >>

  • The Kids Are Not Alright

    published January 31, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- We all know about the cathartic power of blues music, but until the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, who knew that it could serve... More >>

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