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Shame on You! A Conversation with “A Dirty Shame”‘s John Waters, Selma Blair, and Johnny Knoxville

The more I hear about John Waters, the more I wonder how he’s managed to avoid a straightjacket for so many years. This is the guy who claims that his favorite childhood memory was seeing blood inside of a wrecked…

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Patrice Leconte: The Intimate Stranger

French filmmaker Patrice Leconte has made a career of films about opposites who attract. With such films as Girl on the Bridge, Man on the Train, and The Hairdresser’s Husband his films deal with characters who try to figure each…

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The Hardest Working Vocal Cords in Show Business: An Interview with Patrick Warburton

From the cartoon world of The Family Guy to the real life soundstage of Seinfeld to the blended realities of both realms in a recent spate of AmEx commercials, Patrick Warburton has seen (or at least voiced) it all. His…

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Comedy Rock Star Dave Foley Glances Back

The Kids in the Hall are rock stars of sketch comedy, and the records are suddenly back in print: The Kids in the Hall, Season One has been released on DVD. Trying not to sound too much like a groupie,…

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On Steeds and Sonnets: A Conversation with Viggo Mortensen

Before he replaced Stuart Townsend in the role of Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Viggo Mortensen was merely a supporting – albeit familiar – presence in American cinema. From Gwyneth Paltrow’s murderous lover in A Perfect Murder…

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Oscars 2004: One Statue to Rule Them All

Everyone else who handicaps the Oscars waits until a week before they’re announced before making their picks. The ink isn’t even dry on the nominations and we’re already here to tell you who’s gonna win! If this year seems a…

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In America, The Beautiful: “In America” Director Jim Sheridan’s Oscar Dreams

‘O’Connell,’ asks two-time Academy Award-nominated writer/director Jim Sheridan. ‘Is that a Jewish name?’ So starts our lengthy discussion, one that touches on America, the Irish community, New York City, and my ancestral line before it even swings back around to…

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European Vacation: “Chasing Liberty” Stars Hit the Road

Contrary to popular belief, Mandy Moore’s new romantic comedy Chasing Liberty has nothing to do with the hunt for Osama bin Laden or the capture of recently deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Not that co-star and inevitable love interest Matthew…

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The Year in Film – 2003

Last year we predicted 2003 would be an awful year for cinema… and we were right! Don’t get me wrong, there are some amazing bright spots to be found (after all, we reviewed 297 theatrical releases from 2003, not including…

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Dear Santa: Yet Another Film Critics’ Christmas, 2003

Dear Santa, Seeing how you’re probably still steaming from your portrayal in Bad Santa, we know the timing for our annual Christmas letter is rotten. But it’s two weeks before Christmas and the filmcritic.com staff has checked its list twice….

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