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Bend It Like Beckham

"Football" is the proper name for what most Americans call "soccer". Since I happen to be European at heart, I shall refer to football as football in my review of the wonderful British football-related hit Bend It Like Beckham. And because we don't seem to give a fuck about what goes on in the rest […]

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Best Films of 2003

I'm a lil' bit late with my top-10 list, so I'll spare you a long-winded prelim summation of the cinematic year. How about an introductory haiku instead? 2003: The year that was Sofie, Bill, Scarlett,Y'all made me so happy ISaw your movie thrice! My favorite films of 2003: 1. LOST IN TRANSLATION Genius filmmaker Sofia […]

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Best Films of 2002

It was an excellent year at the movies. Festivals galore (SIFF, SUFF, Women in Cinema, the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Fest); ever-groovy calendar programs at the Little Theatre and Grand Illusion; Warren Report, Sneak, and Cinema Seattle screenings… And the films themselves. New works by old masters (Polanski, Miyazaki, Almodóvar) and contemporary auteurs (Haynes, […]

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Carlotta's Late Night Wing Ding

Christmastimes of my youth were spent at my Granny Earlene's house in Locust Grove, Arkansas. A three-hour drive from my childhood hometown took us to a different world — there were goats and chickens and horses and a pond, neighbors with big farm equipment and dusty John Deere baseball caps, and Granny's little roadside shop […]

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Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2002

A punky blue-haired music store employee gets butt nekkid in the front yard of a straight-laced admirer. A gay Brit has to "come out" to his activist mother about shagging a female friend. The most beloved rockin’ transsexual this side of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is demystified. Just a few of the sights and […]

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Horns and Halos

I am not a film fanatic. Sure, I enjoy the occasional foreign film, documentary, or Owen Wilson movie, but I am far from being able to talk intelligently about a Kurosawa resurgence or the latest Brad Pitt movie. So, if I proclaim that a film has inspired me to want to see it again, you […]

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