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  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published July 4, 2007

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

2006 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • Iraq's Cinema of Longing

    published December 28, 2006

    James Longley's Iraq in Fragments is a one-man production of startling audacity and aesthetic provocation. It isn't just that... More >>

  • Rocky v. Ahmadinejad

    published December 28, 2006

    Bankrupt and brain-damaged in Rocky V, a bout fought so long ago that the other Bush was still sucker-punching Saddam, Sylvester... More >>

  • The Man Who Loved Women

    published November 30, 2006

    Men are literally disposable in Pedro Almodóvar's Volver. But the film, particularly for fans of the gynophilic, flamboyantly... More >>

  • What Would Jigsaw Do?

    published November 2, 2006

    Milestone in motion picture history: On Halloween weekend 2006, Saw III grossed $34.3 million to become the Iraq war-era's bloodiest... More >>

  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Shrinks

    published October 19, 2006

    I guess it doesn't matter where I begin," reasons the adult narrator of Running with Scissors, the inevitable Oscar contender... More >>

  • Lord Have Mercy

    published October 12, 2006

    God is in the details no matter what you believe, but Jesus Camp is content to introduce its appalled exposé of Christian... More >>

  • Downward Mobility

    published August 3, 2006

    The old Lucas/Spielberg stunt of turning B-movie peekaboos into E-ticket thrill rides remains the industry standard — to the virtual... More >>

  • Truly, Madly, Darkly

    published July 6, 2006

    Slipped into the summer movie season like acid in your Happy Meal, Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly is a blockbuster of... More >>

  • Cruella de Vogue

    published June 29, 2006

    For an industry in decline, print journalism has done a fashion publicist's job of staying in vogue, particularly among the more stylish of... More >>

  • Fahrenheit 2050

    published June 8, 2006

    With ice caps melting, sea levels rising, and Poseidon sinking fast, this is no environment for any disaster movie — particularly a... More >>

  • The Long Goodbye

    published June 8, 2006

    Like the Grand Ole Opry plopped into a fragrant barn at the county fair, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion befits its roots in... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published May 11, 2006

    The makers of this Belgian drama, about a twenty-year-old hustler who sells his infant son like a bag of weed, have referred to it as a "love... More >>

  • Thank Hell for Little Girls

    published April 27, 2006

    The Darwinian theory that schlocksploitation must tighten its twist of the nuts with each new release will be tested strenuously for years —... More >>

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