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  • Best Movies of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    1. There Will Be Blood: The Texas tea bubbles up from the ground like primordial blood at the beginning of Paul Thomas Anderson's... More >>

  • Pause and Rewind

    published December 27, 2007

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Warner Bros.): It's the collector's-set briefcase that seals the deal, a gunmetal gray case that all... More >>

  • Doc Block

    published December 27, 2007

    An acquaintance who fought in both Afghanistan and Iraq says he has no use for documentaries about George Bush's bungling of the War on Terror.... More >>

  • Revenge of the Nerds

    published December 27, 2007

    Absolutely, unequivocally, this has been The Year of The Apatow. Judd got Knocked Up to the tune of $150 million (at the box office... More >>

  • Moolah for Mullahs

    published December 27, 2007

    Hell of a thing, getting Mike Nichols to adapt the yer-kiddin'-me story of Charlie Wilson, the congressman from Lufkin, Texas, who damn... More >>

  • Singular Sensation

    published December 20, 2007

    Once (Fox) Easily the year's most perfect pop album — damn good movie, too, the finest "musical"... More >>

  • Knocked Up

    published December 20, 2007

    During its early moments, Jason Reitman's second feature threatens to choke on its quotation-marks catch phrases — like when The... More >>

  • Killer Climax

    published December 13, 2007

    The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal) The final installment in the Bourne-again trilogy is the one in which the... More >>

  • Cellar Beware

    published December 6, 2007

    The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay) If the horror of Saw were a poblano pepper, this here is a... More >>

  • Touch of Evel

    published November 29, 2007

    Hot Rod (Paramount) Andy Samberg, best known for stuffing his dick in a box on Saturday Night Live, is Rod... More >>

  • Enchanted

    published November 22, 2007

    The premise had promise: Characters from a "vintage" Disney movie suddenly find themselves thrust into our world. But somewhere between... More >>

  • Jungle Fever

    published November 22, 2007

    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Paramount) At last available on DVD, Eleanor Coppola's 1991... More >>

  • Once upon a Time ...

    published November 15, 2007

    The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition (MGM) As far as anniversary-edition DVDs go, The Princess... More >>

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

    published November 15, 2007

    This is easily — easily — the worst adaptation of a major novel by a Nobel Prize-winning author. Director Mike Newell... More >>

  • The Kids Were Alright

    published November 8, 2007

    Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 (Genius) On the heels of the Electric Company box sets, which... More >>

  • You've Got to Bee Kidding

    published November 8, 2007

    After making a mint off a series about nothing, Jerry Seinfeld apparently decided his first feature film ought to be about something — in... More >>

  • A Bitter End

    published November 1, 2007

    No End in Sight (Magnolia) Charles Ferguson's debut doc, easily the most important in a year full of notable... More >>

  • Alien 2007: The Fatherhood

    published November 1, 2007

    John Cusack, who more or less began his career sneaking a peek at Molly Ringwald's panties in Sixteen Candles, has finally become an... More >>

  • The Boys Are Back

    published October 25, 2007

    Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick (Warner Bros.) Most of the old Kubrick DVDs were crap: full-screen... More >>

  • Dan in Reel Life

    published October 25, 2007

    Dan in Real Life has this much going for it: It is not the worst Steve Carell film of 2007. That honor, of course, goes to... More >>

  • Genuine Fake Robots

    published October 18, 2007

    Transformers (DreamWorks) No doubt, Michael Bay's slam-bang action-figure commercial doesn't play nearly... More >>

  • You'll Laugh Dying

    published October 11, 2007

    You Kill Me (Genius) Funny thing seeing Philip Baker Hall in You Kill Me, because he's already... More >>

  • The Fix Is In

    published October 11, 2007

    It will no doubt be said time and again of Michael Clayton: best John Grisham adaptation ever. Only, of course, it did not spring... More >>

  • Golden Age, Porcelain Throne

    published October 11, 2007

    Will you leave your kingdom to a heretic?" That was the question posed to a dying Queen Mary in 1998's Elizabeth, director... More >>

  • Fist Things First

    published October 4, 2007

    Caligula: Imperial Edition (Penthouse) (Spoiler alert: Fisting!) One day back in the swingin' Seventies,... More >>

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