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2008 Stories by TOM CHILD

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  • The Beach is Back

    published January 10, 2008

    While some of the more "experienced" music fans tend to prefer the post-Beach Boys Party! /pre- Love You era, the fact remains that for most... More >>

  • Da Plane!

    published January 10, 2008

    Watching Casablanca is, by now, sort of an American rite of passage-like learning to drive or contracting a social disease. The film has been... More >>

  • Dante’s Debut

    published January 10, 2008

    Okay, it's true that Kevin Smith should probably have quit after this film, while he was still ahead. And yes, this low-budget,... More >>

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    published January 10, 2008

    Ever since the Velvet Revolution, things have really been swinging in the Czech Republic. Prague has become the No. 1 touring destination for... More >>

  • Yes, Please

    published January 10, 2008

    Late lamented MTV sketch comedy show The State seems to be coming up in conversation a lot recently. The program was the primordial ooze from... More >>

  • Sea Change

    published January 10, 2008

    This 1994 Quentin Tarantino film made the hyperactive young director a household name and sent shockwaves through Hollywood that are still... More >>

  • Play it Cool

    published January 10, 2008

    Every once in a while, an event comes along that promises to be so surreal it must be written about. So it is with Rebels With a Cause: Youth... More >>

  • Feet 
Fusion

    published January 10, 2008

    To be honest, we don't know much about dance. While it is often said you should dance like no one else is watching, we tend to dance like we're... More >>

  • Angel Baby

    published January 10, 2008

    Iranian director Majid Majidi presents the refreshingly simple tale of two young children forced by economic realities to share one pair of... More >>

  • Peck Peck

    published January 10, 2008

    Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird stands as a sensitive and accurate... More >>

  • Special Screenings

    published January 3, 2008

    One of the defining films of the French New Wave, Francois Truffaut's tale of a young boy who, in the absence of parental attention, turns to a... More >>

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