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The title character in Run Lola Run lives underneath a fibrous growth that in shape resembles a neglected patch of lawn and in color brings to mind a fire engine--or maybe a fire engine cr

In the movie that has been assigned to us to write about, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Mike Myers from Saturday Night Live plays a secret agent named Austin Powers.

In Variety, where industry rumors congeal into analysis and analysis hardens to consensus, the news is bad for filmmakers like Alexander Payne.

Before I ask you to see Eternity and a Day, I'd better explain something about its director and co-screenwriter, Theo Angelopoulos.

Not only now but every week, I am reminded at two-minute intervals of the influence of Star Wars.

On April Fool's Day 1989, Leonid Loktev changed without warning into another person.

Thanks to the genius of millions, who over the generations have created our language, we may speak of the most uncanny experience in terms that suit the most common.

I coined the term "global brunch" several years ago after seeing a film of the Stravinsky-Cocteau Oedipus Rex as staged by Julie Taymor.

Hark! The squeal of the two-headed amphibian. Mating season must have begun.

After we admit that all historical circumstances are specific and all sufferings absolute--that Serbian "police" are not Nazis and ethnic Albanians not Jews (and NATO forces cannot be compared p

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In one film, grateful black people; in the other, the vengeful ones.

December 25, 2012

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is on a mission to show his Sundance-award winning movie, The House I Live In, to prisoners across the country. On a Friday in December, he went to New Yor}ks biggest jail.

December 21, 2012

What's really bothering us is not whether torture works but that Americans are torturers.

December 14, 2012

The narrative in Kathryn Bigelow's soon-to-be-blockbuster endorses torture, at least implicitly.

December 12, 2012

Many in the media are criticizing Katheryn Bigelow’s depiction of torture in her new, critic-pleasing film.

December 11, 2012

November's victories at the ballot box show the drug war is vulnerable. 

December 10, 2012

Some details in Skyfall are just too silly to accept.

November 29, 2012

Sixty-seven years later, a look at one of the great, unknown tales of Hollywood "censorship."

September 27, 2012

Are lobbyists using the new Batman movie as a form of bribery? Senator Leahy’s second cameo, and a special preview screening for staff, is a problem.

July 23, 2012

In the new bio-pic, Margaret Thatcher's iron isn’t just rusty, it’s melted down into something soft and personal. The Iron Lady gives us Thatcher, the ABBA Version. It’s the last thing we need. 

January 4, 2012