John Anderson

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Cannes Film Festival co-president Thierry Fremaux may be downplaying the "back to the classics" theme of this year's selection, but arguably he has constructed a 2005 lineup that is both radically…

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Review: '13 Lakes'

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It's future in exhibition may be limited to museums and James Benning retrospectives, but Benning's "13 Lakes" is a singular cinematic experience, equally meditative and exciting, and ultimately…

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Review: 'The Outsider'

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Nicholas Jarecki's "The Outsider" is a portrait of maverick filmmaker James Toback. Jarecki has produced more of a Friar's Club roast than a document, with the negative aspects of the subject made…

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Review: 'The Baxter'

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Aggressively pushing the envelope of "loser comedy" -- i.e.  films whose fans would prefer to laugh at, rather than with, their stars -- Michael Showalter's "The Baxter" may find a following among…

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Review: 'Alchemy'

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The romantic comedy may be the most malleable genre in cinema, and in "Alchemy" it embraces both the computer age and post-feminist liberation. The result is a mix of techno-double talk and…

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Review: 'Neo Ned'

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The tale of a neo-Nazi skinhead in love with a black single mother who's channeling Adolf Hitler in a psychiatric hospital, "Neo Ned" may be ludicrous on paper, but it has what fans of independent…

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