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Film: Fractured Fairy Tale

Swordfights trump love in passionless Tristan & Isolde

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Poets have been telling the story of the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Isolde since the Middle Ages. Composer Richard Wagner put their love story to music in his influential 19th-c  

Off the Wall

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
It takes just three steps past the doorway of artist Rick Mallette's bungalow studio to hit its back wall. His galley workspace, the front room of a boxy Northside house, is comically compact. But   

Film: Big Screen's Best

CityBeat film writers present their 2005 Top 10 lists

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Steve Ramos 1. CAPOTE Philip Seymour Hoffman gives the male performance of the year as author Truman Capote, laying out charm, eccentricity and heartache in equal measure in director Bennet  

Film: Does Your Mother Know?

Sarah Silverman combines an angelic face and foul mouth with success

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Meeting comic Sarah Silverman makes one an immediate target of her outrageous humor. Add an unseasonably warm September afternoon in Toronto and a rushed reporter with a habit of profuse sweating   

Believing in Something Better

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2005
InkTank Executive Director Jeff Syroney lets loose his New Year's resolutions without being asked. He's that confident about his vision for a better Cincinnati, one he believes is shared by many who  

Film: Bloody Patriotism

Steven Spielberg tells a thrilling espionage tale with Munich

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2005
The childlike thrills of his recent War of the Worlds remake are over, and director Steven Spielberg's reputation as the creator of movie roller coasters remains rock solid. If audiences crave s  

Cover Story: Critical Shortage

Area film critics are a dying breed

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2005
After rampaging New York City in at least three movies, the giant ape King Kong needs no introductions -- much less a critic's recommendation -- to convince people that he's worthy of big-screen  

Film: Family Affair

Noah Baumbach mines his own life for the acclaimed family drama The Squid and the Whale

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 14, 2005
New York filmmaker Noah Baumbach stands out. While everyone else at the closing ceremonies for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival arrives in soiled clothes, Baumbach walks past the recently installe  

Film: Jungle Boogie

Peter Jackson's King Kong is the most extravagant B movie in history

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 14, 2005
As endangered heroine Anne Darrow, freckly beauty Naomi Watts shrieks on cue, just when the biggest and scariest jungle monsters join her onscreen. A good bone-rattling scream like the ones Watts   

Cover Story: Rest of a Salesman

Pawnbroker Will Richshafer, the 'poor man's banker,' gets ready to close shop for the last time

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Romance to an old-time pawnbroker like William "Will" Richshafer means promoting a piece of ordinary merchandise so much that a customer just has to buy it. There's still plenty left to sell