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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Film series misses its main star, director

Bourne without Jason Bourne? It sounds like a Bond movie without James Bond or a Sherlock Holmes...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wes Anderson's eccentric summer camp

Since releasing Rushmore in 1998, director Wes Anderson has refined...
06.14.2010 | | Posted at 10:10 AM
By David Luhrssen
Eisenheim the Illusionist (Edward Norton) hardens his face into a mask of intense concentration, holding his audience spellbound in the gas lit darkness of a fin de siecle Vienna theater. The camera glides forward to reveal that the hall is ringed with uniformed police and cuts to a mousy little man in the audience, Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti). Eisenheim is conjuring an apparition on sta...
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-...
10.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The nighttime football game at the start of Pride and Glory, a contest between aggressive amateurs on a frozen gridiron, sets the wintry tone and suggests the theme. Teams are everything, embracing the families of players lining the stands shouting �Defense! Defense!� Pride and Glory is about teamwork and its abuse, family ties and the game of defense. The movie is set around an NYPD pre...