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2006 Stories by Melissa Levine

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  • Now Playing

    published July 6, 2006

    It may not be an "iconic manifestation of civilization," as documentarian Ken Burns proclaims, but the New York Times crossword puzzle is... More >>

  • Smite Me

    published June 15, 2006

    About ten minutes into Michael Cuesta's 12 and Holding, the following thought came to mind: Not afraid to put children in harm's... More >>

  • Saraband

    published June 1, 2006

    Toward the end of Saraband, the uneven new film from legendary director Ingmar Bergman, a character sits down with his daughter, a... More >>

  • Get Inside!

    published May 18, 2006

    Summer is the season of high expectations and profound disappointments. That suntan looks more like sunburn, your beer stays ice-cold till the... More >>

  • Naomi Then and Now

    published April 13, 2006

    Ellie Parker (Strand) This extremely raw portrait of an actress trying -- and failing -- to make it in Hollywood showcases... More >>

  • Jingle Hell

    published March 23, 2006

    It can't be easy making films about war. It's so inherently dramatic that, as a setting for art, it's overdetermined; it drips with meaning even... More >>

  • Now You See Them

    published March 23, 2006

    Breasts (First Run) Honest, compassionate, and funny, this documentary is remarkable for the bravery of its participants, who... More >>

  • The Great Cash-In

    published March 2, 2006

    Walk the Line (Fox) No matter what a junkie does with his spare time -- say, redefine country music, or forge one of history's... More >>

  • Now Dirtier than Ever

    published January 26, 2006

    The Aristocrats (Lions Gate) The single joke around which Paul Provenza's documentary revolves has a standard beginning and ending,... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published January 19, 2006

    This artful and brooding period piece follows John Wilmot (Johnny Depp), a scandalously debauched earl of the English Restoration who apparently... More >>

  • Heath in Heat

    published January 5, 2006

    For your Heath Ledger holiday-movie options, you have (a) a cowboy in love with another man, and (b) history's most infamous womanizer. Since the... More >>

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