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Who'da thought that they'd be making movies based on underground comics? Following the critical success of movies like Ghost World (based on a "graphic novel") and Crumb (a documentary about a freaky …
The first time I saw Arizona Dream, I was smitten.  I had been waiting to see the movie for three years by the time I stumbled into the video, and when I finally watched it, it just took my breath awa…
Now, one of the things I love about going to film festivals is seeing movies "cold"... i.e. glancing over the schedule, eyeing the cast of a film, for instance, and circling it, saying to yourself, "S…
Thank God for Viggo Mortensen. Without him I would never have watched Crimson Tide, and I would have missed out on a fantastic, edge-of-your-seat, nail-biter of a movie. Any time you hand me a video w…
Diane Lane, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance, plays Connie, a suburban housewife who has a perfectly nice home, a perfectly nice son, and most importantly, a perfectly nice marriage with Edward…
The setting: a boy's orphanage out in the middle of freakin' nowhere at the end of the Spanish Civil War. The building is extremely isolated (of course), and is a whole day's walk across dry scrubby d…
Tipping the Velvet is a three-hour television adaptation of the surprisingly successful first novel by Sarah Waters (read Moviepie's exclusive interview with Sarah Waters about the series). Surprising…
One of my favorite things about getting the chance to see movies before they open theatrically is being able to watch a film with virgin eyes. To see it unspoiled, before hundreds of critics and dozen…
It's not often these days in movies when you can genuinely say, "Well, I've never seen THAT before!" The Fast Runner, the first major film shot entirely in the Inuit language (that would be north, nor…
I think Rosa Maria Sardà has been in perhaps every Spanish movie ever made in recent years, probably most visibly in Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother, playing Penelope Cruz's mom. But this is the…
Where is our society headed technologically? How will that technology affect our lives? Is artificial life possible? What role will it play in our ongoing evolution? Is advancing technology truly brin…
One of the most enduring images of Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones's Diary is when his character first emerges from an elevator, with a smirk on his face and his eyes darting back and forth on the prowl. …