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Vehicular Homicide

Who Killed the Electric Car uncovers a conspiracy of deception.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If Richard Nixon were president today and embroiled in the same scandal that forced him to resign from office in 1974, he probably wouldn't be caught. Instead of investigative journalists doggedly pur ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 David Walker

Kings Of Convenience

Kevin Smith's slacker heroes are all grown up with no place to go in Clerks II.


Featured Stories
From the moment it was announced that filmmaker Kevin Smith was making a sequel to his 1994 breakout indie hit Clerks, I was convinced it was a bad idea. Shot in grainy black and white with a cast of ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 David Walker

Tales Of Redemption


DVD & TV
Two of the best films to be released theatrically so far this year are now available on DVD. If you missed either one, now, amid the flotsam and jetsam of the summer movie season, is a great opportuni ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 David Walker

Just Add Pot

A Scanner Darkly is high cinema—in the worst sense.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Chances are pretty good that if the film A Scanner Darkly had come out 20 years ago, when I was a freshman in college, I would have loved it. Back in those days, I was a huge fan of "adult" animation ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 David Walker

Arterial Blood-Spray Extravaganza


DVD & TV
The Northwest Film Center's showcase of classic samurai films offers some of the best films to grace the big screen all summer, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of samurai films hav ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 David Walker

Back To School

Strangers with Candy returns, this time on the big screen.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If you've never seen the cable series Strangers with Candy, then you have missed one of the most bizarre sitcoms of the past 10 years. An absurd take on the suburban-set high-school shows like My So-C ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 David Walker

The Last Temptation Of Kal-el

Superman Returns brings a more human Man of Steel to the screen.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In a cynical, post 9/11 world where the American way has increasingly become a tarnished image of duplicitous bullying, do we really need a Christ-like savior in the form of an alien clad in blue-and- ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 David Walker

Second Time Around


DVD & TV
Contrary to the argument provided by one of my more "cherished" readers, the mere fact that a movie like Nacho Libre is doing well at the box office does not make it a good movie. Conversely, a movie ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 David Walker

Tapped Out

Mexican wrestling comedy Nacho Libre confuses stupid with funny.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There is a scene in Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy Blazing Saddles where a group of cowboys sitting around a campfire start farting. From a purely historical standpoint, it was one of the first cinematic far ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 David Walker

The Quiet Earth


DVD & TV
It is a tranquil summer morning in New Zealand when Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) wakes to the start of a new day. Things are quiet as Zac begins his morning ritual—a bit too quiet. And as he vent ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 David Walker
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