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Wedding Sequel

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I'm trying to figure out where the cameras are. I feel like I'm starring in the sequel to Four Weddings and a Funeral, a project that could provide a nice boost to the local economy and the regional  

Film: Warning Shot

Al Gore's compelling An Inconvenient Truth confronts our growing global warming crisis

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Back in the spring of 1992, I caught Al Gore during an appearance at the Center City Borders in Philadelphia. He was supporting his book Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, but th  

Film: Elemental Images

Water sheds light on the plight of India's many widows

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Water completes writer/director Deepa Mehta's elemental trilogy that began with 1996's Fire and continued with Earth two years later. Thematically, the first two stories featured struggles with   

Film: Fever Dreams

If I were a studio executive for a summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Reality television has given us idols and inventors, dancers and models. Wives are swapped and race can be altered. But there seems to be little real impact with any of these scenarios. Why not p  

Film: New X-Factor

Brett Ratner takes over the X-Men franchise with entertaining results

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Bryan Singer was an X-factor when he took the helm of the first X-Men film. He was a smart indie director who knew his way around a twisting plot and carefully choreographed action sequences. But   

Hearing Voices

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Monday afternoons I teach an afterschool writing class for InkTank to a group of teenage boys. The assignment appealed to me because it was pitched as an experimental format. There was no set curric  

Film: Badly Drawn Boy

Max Minghella fails to compel in Art School Confidential

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 10, 2006
At this point in the brief career of Max Minghella, son of director Anthony Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain), I am reminded of former magazine cover girl and faux actress Kelly   

Film: Big Mamas, Sexless Queens & Kinky Boots

Chiwetel Ejiofor is the latest black man to wear a dress on the big screen

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 3, 2006
In 1979, Prince proudly proclaimed, "I Wanna Be Your Lover," tossing salacious lines like, "I wanna be your brother/I wanna be your mother and your sister too" into the mix. These teasing refr  

Film: All of Us United

Director Paul Greengrass' compelling United 93 revisits 9/11

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Like many people around the country, I watched the signature events of 9/11 unfold in a surreal time frame on Good Morning, America. The confusion of images unspooling, the speculation about why   

Answer the Question of U

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Long before leading the Revolution, briefly giving up his slave name, using his facial hair to brand himself a corporate slave and slipping into the dawn's early invisibility after playing music's v