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Tue, Mar 20, 2007

Casino Royale

Taking It in the Cojones for Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Is Bond defining a new type of post-war masculinity for Britain?

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Tue, Jan 30, 2007
Perfume: The story of a murderer, poster

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

The Perverse Allegory of a Savior

Tom Tykwer offers an odd-smelling twist on the Christ-figure.

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Wed, Nov 29, 2006
Unforgiven

Unforgiven

The Course of Empire

Clint Eastwood and an elegy to a dying genre, a lost frontier.

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Mon, Sep 04, 2006
The Wicker Man (2006)

The Wicker Man

Wicker Men

A look at the cult classic and its contemporary remake reveals two films with one message.

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Sun, Jul 09, 2006
trainspotting

Trainspotting

Addicted to Denial

If a train is heading toward you, ignorance does not lead to bliss.

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Sat, May 06, 2006
V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

V for Vindictive

The Wachowski Brothers’ fear and loathing of the Bush Administration, or, Neo regresses.

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Tue, May 02, 2006
The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ

Of Passions Medieval and Modern

The critics lashed Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ two years ago with a frenzy surpassed only by popular enthusiasm for the film. The reasons for the gap go deep—right to the film’s roots in medieval religious art.

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Sun, Mar 05, 2006
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Adolf Did

Or, Schindler's List in Slapstick

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