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Fast Food Nation

March 21, 2007

Adapted from the non-fiction book of the same name by Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation (2006) is something of a departure for filmmaker Richard Linklater as it is his most overtly political effort – a scathing indictment of the fast food industry as... 

Traffic: Criterion Collection

March 13, 2006

By the time he made Traffic (2000), Steven Soderbergh was at the zenith of his popularity having just come off the crowd pleaser, yet socially conscious Erin Brockovich (2000), with an even more powerful critique on a problem that plagues the United States... 

Carlito’s Way: Ultimate Edition

January 3, 2006

There was a lot of anticipation when Carlito’s Way was released in 1993. Director Brian De Palma had just come off a lukewarm reception for yet another Hitchcock homage, Raising Cain (1992) and was in need of a hit to appease the studios. And so, a... 

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

November 16, 2005

Over the last few years children have been treated to the magical tales of Harry Potter through a series of blockbuster novels and movies, but now comes something for those children who found Potter a bit mainstream: a bleak, askew story of gothic proportions,... 

Out of Sight: Collector’s Edition

December 16, 2004

“It’s like seeing someone for the first time. You can be passing on the street and you look at each other and for a few seconds there’s this kind of recognition. Like you both know something, and the next moment the person’s gone.... 

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