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Batman Begins

*****

Say so long to the Batman franchise which started out so dark and brilliantly under Tim Burton and Michael Keaton, only to fizzle out like a 1974 Tab cola under Joel Schumacher and George Clooney. Those guys are so last millenium. The real title for writer/director Christopher Nolan’s latest incarnation of the Dark Knight should […]


Faithfully Sinning

If the hard-boiled black and white treatment in these posters is any indication of the aesthetic rule used to make the movie version of Sin City, it can only mean that the film adaptation coming to theaters this April will either be absolutely brilliant or embarrassingly cliché. And since it’s next to impossible for me […]


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

***½

It’s not just the outer-dimensional soundtrack comprised mostly of early David Bowie (sung in Portuguese) and the climatic use of the Stooges’ Search and Destroy that makes The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou such an interesting movie. Like other Wes Anderson flicks, it goes beyond formulaic classification. Bill Murray could have been cast from a […]


Fahrenheit 9/11

***½

The experience of watching Fahrenheit 9/11 this weekend was something of a surprise to me. Not because of the controversy surrounding the film, nor the hard-nosed polemic contained within. Truth be known, I’ve already had just about all I can take with the media discussion of the movie. That, on top of the fact that […]


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The Girl Next Door

**½

The only way The Girl Next Door won’t remind you of Risky Business is if you’ve somehow never seen Risky Business. While there are some genuinely funny parts, the envelope pushing seems reserved only to outdo the more outrageous teen comedies of late, not the movie it mimics. And I’m not sure it even achieves […]


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