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Film: The Tent Pole Outsider

Highfalutin' Paul Greengrass remakes the summer blockbuster with The Bourne Supremacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 21, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- The name has now been claimed but an alternate title, both provocative and pertinent, for 2002's spy thriller The Bourne Identity could have been I, Robot. As part of the CIA's   

Film: Georgie Boy

Provocative, entertaining Fahrenheit 9/11 will be impossible for Bush to ignore

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Winner of the top prize at the recent Cannes Film Festival, going into wide release with an under-protest R rating (the film opens in Cincinnati on Friday), Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 prove  

Film: Older, Wiser and Duller

Director Alfonso Cuarón makes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban dark and dreary

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Harry Potter's magical powers are diminishing. No, I'm not referring to Harry Potter the character. As a third-year student at the castle-like Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, he's   

Cover Story: Still Smoking

Independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch reaches back to past work for Coffee and Cigarettes

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Jim Jarmusch doesn't drink coffee. The table in his hotel room in Los Angeles has several teacups and a handsome white ceramic pot. There also are no cigarettes present -- no butts, matches or as  

Film: Brando Reborn

Mark Ruffalo might remind people of a famous actor named Marlon, but he's also his own man

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- Marlon Brando just walked in the room. "Good morning, good morning. Anyone sitting here?" he says, smiling and unshaven, taking the seat left open for him and running his hand t  

Film: Cliffhanger

Touching the Void director Kevin Macdonald re-creates the cold, dark fear of death

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Hell is most definitely a place on earth, and it is very, very cold. Joe Simpson discovered this in 1985 while climbing the west face of Siula Grande in Peru's Andes Mountain range. He and his pa  

Film: Beach Blanket Indie

Under a surfside tent, the Independent Spirit Awards enjoy the spotlight

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
SANTA MONICA -- Because it occurs the day before the Academy Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, held outdoors at the Santa Monica Beach, doesn't get its full national due. If a Spiri  

Film: Goldsworthy Gaga

Documentary Rivers and Tides continues its remarkable success

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2004
The year 2003 was a watershed one for documentaries. Winged Migration, Spellbound and Capturing the Friedmans did as well in art houses as traditional narrative features. Michael Moore's Bowling  

Film: Monster Queen

Divine Charlize Theron transforms herself to play Aileen Wuornos

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- Monster is a deceptive title for Charlize Theron's new film. Given its intentions, it should be called "Not a Monster." True, Theron plays a real-life serial killer, Aileen Wuo  

Cover Story: This Boy's Fantasy Life

Director P.J. Hogan makes casting history with his new Peter Pan

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
LOS ANGELES ­ Not even the notion of a flying boy is as surreally fantastical as the Hollywood casting system. Director P.J. Hogan's live-action adaptation of Peter Pan is a good example. Tr