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Movies Archive

October 16, 2006
Yes, That’s a Local Call

A celebration of real New York movies—the ones actually shot here.

October 9, 2006
The Dictator’s M.D.: James McAvoy

At the Toronto Film Festival, the 27-year-old Scottish actor was touted as the next Ewan McGregor, thanks to starring roles in three movies, including The Last King of Scotland, in which McAvoy plays Idi Amin’s (fictional) physician.

October 9, 2006
Three Steps: The New York Film Festival

1. Hit the standby lines for tickets to the fest’s most star-studded films. 2. View our selection of the fest’s best shorts. 3. Buy tickets now to these three standouts—there were still seats available at press time.

October 9, 2006
Rats in a Cage

Everyone’s going to hell in The Departed, and Martin Scorsese has fun killing them off along the way.

October 2, 2006
Ex-Punk Kid: Dito Montiel

A staple of New York’s eighties punk scene, Dito Montiel has turned his memoir, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, into a movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Rosario Dawson.

October 2, 2006
All Hail “The Queen”

And bow down to Helen Mirren. A wonderful film about cool, clueless Elizabeth in the days after Diana.

October 2, 2006
Lust in His Heart

John Cameron Mitchell wants America to stop being scared and start having more sex.

September 25, 2006
Terror Movies: Dispatch From Toronto

A new breed of topical movies threatened to eclipse traditional political documentaries in Toronto.

September 25, 2006
Wake-up Fall

In The Science of Sleep, Michel Gondry’s magic-carpet ride almost makes it through the night.

September 18, 2006
Influences: Alfonso Cuarón

This year’s “LatinBeat” festival honors recent Latin American films, Brazilian Tropicália, and Alfonso Cuarón—the director of Y Tu Mamá También, the third Harry Potter movie, and the upcoming futuristic feature Children of Men.

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