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2007 Stories by Nathan Lee

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  • Working-Class Heroes — and Zeros

    published October 18, 2007

    Scene by scene, This Is England gets the job done. Drawing on memories of a specific place and time — England in the early '80s —... More >>

  • Strangers on a Train

    published October 11, 2007

    The estranged brothers Whitman have reunited for a journey on the Darjeeling Limited, a colorful old train traversing the Rajasthan region of... More >>

  • Reality, According to Cronenberg

    published September 20, 2007

    In the first few minutes of Eastern Promises, the striking new thriller from David Cronenberg, a throat is sliced, a uterus hemorrhages,... More >>

  • So Close, and Yet So Far

    published September 20, 2007

    The exemplary achievements of the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival succeeded by one of two means: narrowing the gap between author and... More >>

  • Videocam of the Dead

    published September 13, 2007

    Diary of the Dead offers another way to say "I love zombies." Late at night, alone in the woods, a group of film students at work on a... More >>

  • 349 Movies To Go

    published September 6, 2007

    Sundance signals, for better or worse, the state of American independent filmmaking. Cannes keeps faith, for those who still believe, with the... More >>

  • Greetings From Toronto . . .

    published September 6, 2007

    It's pretty much a toss-up which I love more: gorging on cinema or getting up at noon. And so, on the first day of the Toronto International Film... More >>

  • Test My Balls of Fury

    published August 30, 2007

    1. Balls of Fury is a movie about: a. A former table tennis prodigy (Dan Fogler as Randy Daytona) enlisted by the FBI to... More >>

  • The Super Fun of It

    published August 9, 2007

    In the fall of 2006, David Lynch published a book called Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity. "Ideas are like... More >>

  • Bourne (Again)

    published August 2, 2007

    The Bourne Ultimatum opens in Russia as the amnesiac super-spy Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) does what he does best: elude capture, crack... More >>

  • Charge of the Light Brigade

    published July 26, 2007

    In the observation room of the spacecraft Icarus II, passengers sit on a bench in front of a large, rectangular screen displaying a view of... More >>

  • Auto-Chaotic

    published July 5, 2007

    Transformers twiddles its big, fat, stupid robotic thumbs for the better part of two hours before jabbing them into your eye socket and... More >>

  • Slight Russian

    published June 14, 2007

    Night Watch, you may recall, told of an ancient feud waged between the forces of Light and Dark. In the interest of maintaining a fragile... More >>

  • Unbunch Panties, Please

    published June 7, 2007

    Eli Roth is obviously a poseur, but on the evidence of Hostel: Part II, he's also kind of a pussy. Anyone can string a naked woman up by... More >>

  • Pirates . . . At Wit's End

    published May 24, 2007

    Disney's immense, booty-busting, pro-piracy epic has come to an End. I doubt very much that Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End... More >>

  • It's Hell Out There

    published May 10, 2007

    Four years after "Mission Accomplished," 28 Weeks Later reminds us that the mission, whatever the hell it was to begin with, is now... More >>

  • What a Difference a Day Makes

    published March 15, 2007

    The space-time continuum smacks the shit out of Sandra Bullock in Premonition, the latest in nonlinear nonsense, but the fun really gets... More >>

  • Man-on-Man Action

    published March 8, 2007

    Long ago, there reigned a clan of Speedo-wearing militaristic psychopaths called the Spartans. They lived beneath a copper-colored sky, on a... More >>

  • 17 + 6 - 5 + 1 - 3 + 7 = 23!

    published February 22, 2007

    The Number 23 grips hold of one stupid idea and runs so far with it, in so many directions, to such little purpose, that it nearly won me... More >>

  • Edie Made Easy

    published February 15, 2007

    Ticket buyers to Factory Girl are in for a drag; not even the drag queens will like it. Cookie-cut from the biopic assembly line, this life... More >>

  • Yuppie Meets Refugee

    published February 15, 2007

    Let us applaud, on principle, Anthony Minghella's return to small-scale storytelling. Breaking and Entering marks his first original... More >>

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