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Estevez film personalizes national tragedy

By | Dec 7, 2006

After Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1968, the nation mourned the loss of a brilliant, charismatic politician. The era’s struggles feel sharply relevant to today’s national issues: involvement in an unpopular war, error-prone voting mechanisms and immigration tensions. As politically timely as “Bobby” is, what resonates most from the film is the personal impact…

‘Best In Show’ director takes on the indie film industry

By | Nov 30, 2006

Christopher Guest and his usual cast of cohorts discover what happens to even the most mediocre independent film cast when some blogger throws out the word “Oscar” in “For Your Consideration,” a hysterical send-up of independent filmmaking’s conventions and character actors. Writer/director Guest is best known for his mockumentaries like “This is Spinal Tap” and…

Latest Bond film stays faithful to classics

By | Nov 30, 2006

James Bond walks over to the bar at Le Casino Royale in Montenegro. Frustrated, perhaps about to lose millions in a high- stakes poker game, the world’s most famous secret agent orders his signature drink. A bartender asks Bond if he would like his vodka martini shaken or stirred. As the audience is about to…

‘The Return’ digs up roots of classic horror

By | Nov 16, 2006

Unlike the slew of disappointing horror releases this fall, including Sarah Michelle Gellar’s other release, “The Grudge 2,” “The Return” brings back traditional elements of quality horror. The film begins with a flashback, the first of many, in which Joanna (Gellar) remembers a traumatizing experience at a carnival. The film flashes forward to the present,…