Jonathan V. Last

The Fat, the Mean, and the Ugly

From the January 9, 2004 Wall Street Journal: Peter Biskind's "Down and Dirty Pictures" tells all about Miramax and the American indie scene.

11:00 PM, Jan 15, 2004 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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World Wide Dean

Howard Dean, the Blog for America, and the candidacy of the self.

11:00 PM, Jan 8, 2004 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Top 10 Letters

The Feres Doctrine, Allen Barra, "Return of the King," and more.

11:00 PM, Dec 29, 2003 • By

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The End of the Ring

"The Return of the King" is a flawed, disappointing end to Peter Jackson's exceptional Lord of the Rings trilogy.

11:00 PM, Dec 16, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Cold Comfort

"Cold Mountain," the season's biggest slab of Oscar bait, comes to theaters. Audiences will be deeply moved. Or else.

11:00 PM, Dec 11, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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The "Overrated" Donovan McNabb

How Rush Limbaugh, Allen Barra, and the High Church of Statistical Determinism misjudged a winner.

11:00 PM, Dec 9, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Top 10 Letters

Grifters, bunko, Wesley Clark, and more.

9:00 AM, Dec 8, 2003 • By

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East of Little Big Horn

"The Last Samurai" puts a Yankee in the Emperor's court and lets Tom Cruise show off his swordsmanship.

11:00 PM, Dec 4, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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The Cat in the Hat Does Paris

Dr. Seuss's classic comes to the big screen with style, barf jokes, and a newly-minted porn star.

11:00 PM, Nov 20, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Christmas Comes Early

"Elf" comes in time to give you holiday cheer while you're still savoring your leftover Halloween candy.

11:00 PM, Nov 6, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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The Matrix: Exposed

"Revolutions" reveals that underneath the philosophy, allegory, and intellectual pretension of "The Matrix" is a great big wad of nothing.

11:00 PM, Nov 4, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Stopping Stephen Glass

The new movie "Shattered Glass" believes that Stephen Glass's mad genius made it impossible to stop him before he was caught. There is evidence to suggest otherwise.

11:00 PM, Oct 30, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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"Scary Movie 3"--The Final Insult

What the Scary Movie franchise means for the future of the film spoof. Plus, why won't Nicole Kidman get fat?

12:00 AM, Oct 24, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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War? What War?

From the October 10, 2003 Wall Street Journal: Why Hollywood is ignoring the biggest story of the day.

12:00 AM, Oct 13, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Fangoria

Quentin Tarantino and "Kill Bill" pay homage to the samurai epic, shower the audience with blood, and dilute pop culture.

8:15 AM, Oct 10, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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