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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
 Following the arrest and conviction of 8-year-old Billy’s mom, 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) intends to deliver his motherless grandson to the boy’s dad. The pair sets out on a cross-country road trip, but
06.21.2013 | | Posted at 01:16 PM

Will Brad Pitt (and the UN) save civilization?

By David Luhrssen
 A plague of zombies invades movie theaters once again with the arrival of World War Z, a production that endured its own plague of rewrites and reshoots. Bringing the story to the screen was enough to test the mettle of even a fearless monster killer. The first screenwriter to tackle the project described the movie’s source, Max Brooks’ World War Z bestseller, as reading more lik...
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

The Business of Crime

 Brad Pitt reunites with Andrew Dominik, director of the elegiac western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, for a highly stylized, awfully brutal, sharply critical gangster picture, Killing Them Softly
08.15.2010 | | Posted at 10:23 AM
By David Luhrssen
When a writer and photographer set forth on an expedition to document the places associated with America’s most notorious serial killers, they never imagined that the man responding to their rideshare posting would turn out to be a serial murderer. That’s one of the ironic twists in the gripping 1993 thriller Kalifornia (out now on a Blu-ray/DVD set with an extended version), along with the ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Project Mayhem Turns 10

By David Luhrssen
Seldom has contemporary society been satirized so brutally, or so well, as in Fight Club (1999). Working from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, director David Fincher�s midnight black comedy poked savage fun at corporate consumer society along with its discontents. Nothing within Fincher�s viewfinder escaped the screenplay�s withering scorn. Of course, the existence of a 10th anniversary Blu-...
Monday, Dec. 29, 2008
We crawl into the world on all fours and-unless cut short-exit life with the aid of a cane. Aging normally begins in infancy and ends in old age, unless your name is Benjamin Button. Reversing the natural order, he was born an old man and died as a baby. Director David Fincher (Seven) freely adapted The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from F. Scott Fitzgerald's dark if humorous meditation...
03.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
This week's MUST SEE CINEMA film comes to us on DVD, since the new offerings in cinema bring us very little to salivate over. I have yet to see the critically lauded, yet little seen, second film from Andrew Dominik, whose debut film was the Australian, Eric Bana career launcher Chopper. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford stars the titular, respectively,  Brad Pitt and Cas...