Manohla Dargis

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  • 13 years ago | Film and TV

    Photo by Guy Ferrandis "WHERE IS THE RECTUM?!" AS AN ABSURDIST cri du cinéma and a possible festival metaphor, it was hard to beat this line plucked from Gaspar Noé's scandal-seeking Cannes competition entry, Irréversible. Mor...

  • 13 years ago | Film and TV

    Anyone familiar with the dire straits of American film distribution shouldn‘t have been shocked that no one wanted to chance a digitally shot feature about a Jewish Nazi. And, as it turns out, The Believer looks great on television. Jim Denau...

  • 13 years ago | Film and TV

    Adrian Lyne, the English television-commercial director turned Hollywood philosopher of the bedroom -- and the freight elevator, the public restroom and the grubby stairwell -- knows that sex not only sells, it freaks us out. But since seriously a...

  • 14 years ago | Film and TV

    AS PETER PARKER AWOKE ONE MORNING FROM uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. Unlike the hero of Kafka's great and unnerving story, however, the Queens teenager doesn't turn into an immense bug but an enhance...

  • 14 years ago | Film and TV

    Jay Adams: Poetry in motion Tony Alva: Lighter than air Val Kilmer: Whatever kilmer, stephan vaughan From the minute the movie industry set up shop in Los Angeles, it began selling the city to the world. Nearly 100 years later, it’s still at ...

  • 14 years ago | Film and TV

    Photo by Robin Holland IMAGINE: YOU WAKE ONE MORNING, a morning like any other, you drink your coffee, eat your cereal, brush your teeth, wash your body, dress, kiss your wife or husband or kids goodbye, then go to work. Or maybe you don't. Maybe,...

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