The Magnetic Fields With Gal Musette First Avenue, Minneapolis November 13, 2012 Anyone who goes to a performance by the Magnetic Fields should be prepared to have their heart broken a time or two during the set. God knows that the band sure has experienced it over their distinguished 20-plus years ... More >>
Another Mission: Impossible movie
Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate
It's always dead at The Club
The True Hollywood Story of A Band Apart Co-Founder Michael Bodnarchek
'Departed' hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
Jet-setting Cruise gives us a beating in 'M:i:III'
John Woo's 1997 thriller Face/Off featured one of the silliest premises in the history of recent cinema. To summarize: An undercover federal agent (John Travolta) undergoes a face transplant, so as to impersonate an evil terrorist (Nicolas Cage) responsible for the death of his son. Straining credul ... More >>
Pitt gets his Jolie in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'
Scorned auteurs drag their leading ladies through the mud
Electrelane get their guns, David Denby misfires, and Two Poets should be shot
The Walker confers auteur status on Tokyo bad boy Takashi Miike
The Shaw Brothers' classic chopsocky epics are kickin' it again
Audiences chew on a film-fest twofer: Central Standard's indie films and Sound Unseen's musical movies
Director Tsui Hark returns to his Hong Kong roots for Time and Tide
What you see is (not) what you get: Twelve months of well-screened duds and rarely viewed wonders
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
French blockbuster maker Luc Besson delivers his non-awaited director's cut of The Big Blue
While Western art cinema draws the flashbulbs at Cannes, contemplative works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong leave the festival glowing in klieg lights from the East
Director John Woo's Mission is made next-to-impossible by Hollywood operatives
Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog brings the gangster film to extinction
Impeached cult director Alex Cox fails to salute the late "emperor" Akira Kurosawa
Violent Cop and Boiling Point reveal the roots of Takeshi Kitano's bloody funny cinema
Constricted by the social taboos of the Eisenhower era, director and master melodramatist Douglas Sirk explored the mores of more
Defying American convention, HK film star Sammo Hung throws his heft at network television
An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood
In 1997, independence was not a status so much as a state of mind.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Eyebrow Entertainment: John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in John Woo's Face/Off
The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo
Twister wisely jumps the gun on the summer blockbuster season.
Chungking Express changes the tempo of pop cinema.
Makers who mattered in 1995