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Film: Local Goods

The Greater Good showcases our deep local talent pool and resources

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
A group of organized crime bosses gather in an empty office building in Morristown, N.J., to hear the pitch: Help execute a terrorist attack in the center of Manhattan and walk away with enough m  

Film: Behind the Bling

Blood Diamond exposes the seedy side of the international diamond trade

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Director Ed Zwick likes to make big-budget, A-list-star action dramas that also have what he calls "meat on the bone" -- they're about something timely and/or politically important. Glory conc  

Film: Making a List

Yes, Virginia, there are alternative Christmas flicks

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Every few years, late in December, I like to revisit my favorite holiday film. It's a bona fide black-and-white classic about a despondent character who attempts suicide on Christmas Eve only to   

Film: Searching for Bobby

Emilio Estevez brings his longtime passion to the screen

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Emilio Estevez still doesn't know why, but one day in 2000 he and his brother Charlie Sheen found themselves doing a photo shoot at Los Angeles' long-closed but still infamous Ambassador Hotel.  

Film: The Third 'D'?

Director Liam Lynch discusses his role in Tenacious D

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
George Martin was credited as the fifth Beatle for his contributions as the band's producer. Martin signed the four lads from Liverpool because somewhere beneath their raw talent he heard the sou  

Film: Unearthing the Underground

Paul Rachman's documentary American Hardcore revisits the music scene's early roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Who knew? When I occasionally visited the Cincinnati-area Hardcore Punk bars of the early 1980s -- Newport's spacious but grimy Jockey Club and the smaller Brew House in Walnut Hills -- the rebel  

Film: Picture This

Steven Shainberg's Fur investigates the early inspiration of Diane Arbus

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 21, 2006
When asked the dreaded question, filmmaker Steven Shainberg actually coughs on his espresso in his hotel suite and then struggles to clear his throat. He really dislikes it! But here it is, anyw  

Film: Love Across Centuries

Visionary director Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain is too dizzy

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Metaphysical space-age imaginings counter the death of a loved one in writer/director Darren Aronofsky's visually stunning yet superficial fantasy The Fountain. Tommy (Hugh Jackman) is a scienti  

Film: Visceral Visions

Babel is director Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest raw-nerved exploration

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Alejandro González Iñárritu's movies are like emotional grenades, explosive visions that leave audiences raw-nerved and spent. The Mexican director's 2000 debut, Amores Perros (L  

Film: He's Baaack

Daniel Craig injects life into the James Bond series

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
All fears surrounding the future of cinema's longest running franchise are put to rest with Daniel Craig (Layer Cake) more than capably filling 007's shoes in a Bond film that shatters formula c  

Film: Strange Choices

Life and art collide in Stranger than Fiction

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
During an interview for his latest film, Stranger than Fiction, a professorial Dustin Hoffman shares an intriguing anecdote about a scenario that fueled many a late-night debate among his unemplo  

Film: Menace to Society

Christian Bale's commanding presence propels Harsh Times

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Harsh Times is a modern and raw reflection of the disastrous effects of war on the soldiers that survive them and the potential danger they pose. Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is a tweaked-out disch  

Film: No Holds Barred

Satirical Borat delivers uproarious, politically incorrect laughs

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Virtually everyone who has seen early screenings of the comedy Borat has found it uproariously funny. But they're often a select audience already familiar with both the character Borat and its c  

Film: Still Mad as Hell

Network turns 30 but remains timely and prophetic

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Consider the following: "I want angry shows! I want anti-establishment! I want counterculture!" "We're not a responsible network; we're a whorehouse network." "You're talking about putti  

Film: Word Play

Steve Anderson's documentary traces the evolution of the word 'fuck'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Fuck, a new film by Steve Anderson, is the latest documentary to humorously celebrate, defend and maybe even cash in on outrageousness in American popular culture by treating it as history rather