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Film: Review: CJ7

Stephen Chow toys with family-friendly conventions

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
As writer, director, producer and star, Stephen Chow wears more hats at one time than most players in the movie game, but his comic sensibilities are a bit of a throwback. Likely best known in th  

Film: Review: Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?

Morgan Spurlock is back with another entertaining quasi-documentary

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Morgan Spurlock's latest quasi-documentary asks many questions, including the biggie that stands as the film's title: Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? Yes, spurred by the pending birth of  

Film: Shining a Light on a Forgotten Film

New Rolling Stones concert film brings back memories of Ladies and Gentlemen

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
In Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's new IMAX film featuring the Rolling Stones in concert, the "boys" are still vital and extremely energetic Rock & Rollers -- even if they are pushing past 60. But  

Film: Review: Street Kings

David Ayer's violent drama investigates modern big-city police work

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Based on James Ellroy's novel, Street Kings is set in Los Angeles' blood-soaked streets, traversed by widowed LAPD Detective Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) whose carte blanche methods of obliteratin  

Film: Review: Leatherheads

George Clooney brings home a romantic comedy with mixed results

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
When George Clooney brought the Leatherheads premiere to Maysville, Ky., last week, it was a good deed done right. On a cold night, some 2,000 people crowded Main Street in the picturesque, histo  

Film: Good Rockin' Tonight

John Sayles' Honeydripper mines old-school R&B and Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Fans of Cincinnati's King Records who believe that the label's post-war African-American hits changed history will find more support in Honeydripper, the 16th and latest movie from director/wri  

Film: Angel of Authenticity

David Gordon Green discusses Snow Angels and the brilliance of Sam Rockwell

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
David Gordon Green's acclaimed but little-seen films are rife with authentic characters and real emotions. His debut, George Washington (2000), employed a cast of non-actors to tell the simple, l  

Film: Review: Nanking

Excellent documentary looks at Japanese brutality toward the Chinese during WWII

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Ever since Schindler's List and the 1994 Rwandan genocide, there have been a spate of movies dramatic and documentary trying to shed light on the way modern warfare increasingly has become about  

Film: Review: Funny Games

Michael Haneke remakes his own brutal satire for U.S. audiences

0 Comments · Saturday, March 15, 2008
Austrian writer/director Michael Haneke has remade his own controversial 1997 film, in which he effectively mocked American cinema's love for violence by pushing the limits of cinematic sadomaso  

Film: The Enchanter

Amy Adams has many golden days ahead of her

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Enchanted, Disney's blockbusting mix of live-action and animation, musical and romantic drama, earned multiple Best Song nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which m  

Film: The Documentarian Strikes Back

Alex Gibney discusses his acclaimed documentary Taxi to the Dark Side

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Man torturing man is a fiend beyond description. -- Henry Miller George W. Bush's presidency might end in January, but his administration's legacy of corruption will be deep and lasting. The   

Film: Review: Taxi to the Dark Side

Alex Gibney's searing documentary investigates U.S. interrogation tactics

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Sometimes I feel like the only person who remembers pre-9/11 New York City. Back before I moved to Cincinnati in 2000, I remember watching reports and coverage of news stories from the city dealin  

Film: Review: Vantage Point

The first great thriller of 2008 is more than meets the eye

0 Comments · Friday, February 22, 2008
Director Pete Travis has turned debut screenwriter Barry Levy's Rashomon-inspired script about an assassination attempt against a U.S. president on a visit to Salamanca, Spain, into a dizzyingly  

Film: Black Film from a Black Perspective

Pamela Thomas' 'Midnight Ramble' shines a light on black film history

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Due in part to our complicated racial history in the United States, the African-American experience comes filtered through its engagement with mainstream culture and the greater society. What we,  

Film: Review: Be Kind Rewind

Michel Gondry's comedy suffers from a lack of focus

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
If you're reading this paper, you probably feel a fundamental sympathy for the idea that "local and independent" means something in an era of corporate homogeneity. You might be sitting in you