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Film

All That Heaven Forbids

by Steven Snyder
Published December 5, 2002

Far From Heaven" is a 2002 film made to look like a genuine 1950s melodrama with one discernable difference: It confronts the issues that 1950s films never could. "Far From Heaven" is about the "perfect"...

No One Attacks Him with Impunity

by Gabriel Shapiro
Published November 27, 2002

Long ago, in a time before the United States or the Bush dynasty, Plato said, "They deem him their worst enemy who tells the truth." The "they" he is referring to is undefined, but perhaps it is the same...

Streetcar Conspiracy

by Niels Strandskov
Published November 21, 2002

Anyone can play the devil - even myself - but give someone the role of God and you'll always have problems." So remarks a minor character in Luis Buñuel's "Illusion Travels by Streetcar" ("La Ilusión...

Who’s Kissinger Now?

Published November 21, 2002

I By Gabriel Shapiro n February 2001, Harper's Magazine ran an article entitled "The Case Against Henry Kissinger" by British author Christopher Hitchens. Another article, several interviews and a similarly...

You Couldn’t Tell

by Niels Strandskov
Published November 14, 2002
If It Was Men or Women - It Was Straight People Too - It Was Complete Sexual Anarchy - John Waters

8 Miles High and Rising

by Tom Horgen
Published November 14, 2002

Respected critics have let the prospect of Eminem's acting ability plunder their reviews of "8 Mile." This hotbed of anticipation was like a vice grip that needed unwinding. So let's unwind quickly. He...

She Lives by Night

by Steven Snyder
Published November 14, 2002

As its title all but proclaims, "Femme Fatale" is constructed around one central, fascinating female character, Laura Ash (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos). As in all noir films, Ash is the standard femme fatale...

Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo

Published November 7, 2002

F By Al Milgrom or local Salma Hayek fans, the long-delayed transformation of the sultry Hollywood sex symbol into surrealist painter Frida Kahlo begins this weekend. For local Frida Kahlo fans, the celebrated...

Visions on Fire

by Niels Strandskov
Published November 7, 2002
Latin American film at the Walker Arts Center

Auto-Erotic Fixation

by Niels Strandskov
Published October 31, 2002

There is no question that Hogan's Heroes was oddly cast. The half-hour television comedy about life in a Luftwaffe prison camp in World War II included four Jews in the roles of four principal German military...

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