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The Last Days of Disco: Criterion Collection

August 19, 2009

With The Last Days of Disco (1998), Whit Stillman completed his loose-knit trilogy of films about doomed Preppies in love. Much like vintage Woody Allen, the characters in Stillman’s films exist in a hermetically-sealed world on the Upper East Side... 

Zodiac: Director’s Cut

January 18, 2008

After the technically accomplished but ultimately hollow thriller Panic Room (2002), director David Fincher returns to familiar subject matter with Zodiac (2007), a dramatization of the murders perpetuated by the infamous serial killer known as Zodiac... 

Broken Flowers

March 14, 2006

Bill Murray re-teams with his Coffee & Cigarettes director Jim Jarmusch in a story about a lonely batchelor who seeks out his old flames in an attempt to uncover if he really has a son. There are two kinds of people: people who worship Jarmusch’s... 

Broken Flowers

February 27, 2006

Ever since Night on Earth (1991), filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has worked with recognizable movie stars in what could be interpreted as a bid for mainstream acceptance or, more probably, a way to get his films financed and distributed in a progressively difficult... 

Melinda and Melinda

February 4, 2006

Since the start of the ‘90s, Woody Allen’s films have been hit and miss affairs with audiences and critics alike. And yet, he continues to average a film a year, keeping his head down and plugging away, so that it almost becomes a right of passage... 

The Brown Bunny

January 14, 2006

After the critical acclaim of Buffalo ’66 (1998), there was a certain amount of anticipation for what its writer/director/star Vincent Gallo would do next. He responded with The Brown Bunny (2003), a film that, to put it mildly, polarized critics and... 

Shattered Glass

April 28, 2005

There’s not a lightsaber or green screen in sight and yet Hayden Christensen is gracing our screen. Taking a break from the burden of growing up to be cinema’s biggest villain, and tackling something a bit more in his league. Although he was blessed... 

Demonlover

December 5, 2002

Film critic turned filmmaker, Olivier Assayas’ latest effort is Demonlover (2002), a sleek, near-future corporate espionage thriller. At times, with its labyrinthine plotting and abstract imagery, it resembles something from the mind of David Lynch... 

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