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Does Fahrenheit 9/11 Connect the Dots? PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 06 July 2004 18:00
As a screed against George W. Bush to justify the feelings, suspicions, and thoughts of people who already dislike the president and plan on voting against him in November, Fahrenheit 9/11 is strikingly effective.

 
The 2004 Alternate Oscars PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:00
For the past couple of years, as a prelude to the Academy Awards presentation (scheduled to air on ABC at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 29), I’ve devoted an article to re-constructing the top six Oscar categories, replacing what I felt were unworthy contenders with my own personal preferences; this enabled me to extoll the virtues of the deserving while also allowing me to whine, “Why the hell didn’t Naomi Watts get noticed for Mulholland Dr.?” And before this year’s contenders were announced in late January, I was already writing my annual article in my head: “Where’s Johnny Depp’s nomination? And what about Keisha Castle-Hughes? And how about Marcia Gay Harden and Shohreh Aghdashloo and Fernando Meirelles?” And then what did the Academy go and do? They nominated them all.

 
New Iowa Film-Office Manager Thinking Big PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 27 January 2004 18:00
Tom Wheeler has only been with the Iowa Film Office for a little more than three weeks, but already he has a big agenda. He envisions a fund or trust, probably a private-public partnership, that could be used to subsidize production costs for motion pictures shot or made in Iowa.

 
Film Festival Showcases Wide Range of Hispanic Movies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 06 January 2004 18:00
Like all good film festivals, one joy of the 10th Annual Hispanic Film Festival at Augustana College will be discovering a wonderful movie you haven’t heard much (or anything) about. It also doubles as a sampler of world cinema, showing the breadth and quality of Hispanic movies, which rarely penetrate the American market but can nonetheless be fascinating as cultural studies and breathtaking examples of filmmaking outside of the dominating American studio system.

 
2003 in Movies PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 23 December 2003 18:00

Among the year’s seemingly endless spate of business-as-usual Hollywood product, with the remakes and sequels and – in the case of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines – a de facto remake of a sequel, I saw exactly one work in 2003 that, with absolutely no qualms, I would call a masterpiece, and it made its debut on HBO. (It was that kind of year.)

 
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