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Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul
This trip through musical Istanbul is a little prettier than it is deep, but it provides a window into the variegated subcultures of a city one musician calls “a bridge crossed by 72 nations.”
"...Directed by: Fatih Akin. Starring: Alexander Hacke. This trip through musical Istanbul – from underground hip-hop clubs in..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Free Zone
Israeli film presents the region's conflict in terms of the world's most annoying, dysfunctional-family road trip, which renders the proceedings almost as exhausting as the real thing.
"...conflict as the world's most annoying dysfunctional family road trip, which renders the proceedings almost as exhausting as the..."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Puffy Chair
In their first feature, former Austinites the Duplass brothers have made a near-perfect relationship-trauma comedy.
"...everything in between when they embark on a road trip from New York down to Atlanta with the goal..."

June 2, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Somersault
This Aussie coming-of-age film features a mesmerizing performance by stateside newcomer Abbie Cornish as the 16-year-old lead.
"...Paul Gleeson. The trappings of this 2004 Aussie import trip dangerously close to a post-Coppola (that’s Sofia) indie darlingness...."

May 19, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

RV
Robin Williams loads his family into a camper and goes on vacation.
"...the hellish brood that his sudden "family bonding road trip" idea isn't exactly what it is: a dictate from..."

May 5, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Transamerica
Felicity Huffman’s commanding, gender-bending performance is the primary reason to see Transamerica.
"...out his unknown father. Thus begins the odd-couple road trip, which is marred by several melodramatic and/or pointless potholes..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dancing in Twilight
This intercultural Houston-made film is an off-the-beaten-path ensemble drama that shows a healthy disregard for Hollywood rules.
"...and steadiness, the film would recommend itself as a trip off the beaten path of ensemble drama...."

Nov. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

November
November, starring Courteney Cox, is a dense, dark head-trip of a movie that seems like the bastard offspring of Memento and Mullholland Dr.
"...Far from being groovy, November is a dense, dark head-trip of a movie that snakes in and around its..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wedding Crashers
The film’s sour tone, unremarkable direction, and bewildering characterizations of sexuality and race will probably not not hurt the comedy's charm at the box office.
"...chestnuts like diarrhea, a salty gramma, and a hunting trip gone awry. Vaughn, in a role just once-removed from..."

July 15, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Schultze Gets the Blues
The life of a retired German miner and accordion player is spurred toward change by the sound of zydeco music.
"...The movie – half of which is a road trip – is marked by its deadpan humor, slow pace,..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Five Obstructions
This sublime documentary, which recounts a bizarre battle of creative wits between Danish film director Jørgen Leth and the notorious Lars von Trier, also features a segment animated by Waking Life's technical wizard Bob Sabiston.
"...as he might (and boy, does he try), cannot trip up the smooth Leth, a man for whom being..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Napoleon Dynamite
Indie film about teenage dork celebrates the youthful underdog.
"...same, and the detours are ultimately well worth the trip for the texture they provide. Heder sells the character..."

June 25, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Terminal
Steven Spielberg enters his Capra period with this optimistic melting-pot tale starring pal Tom Hanks, whose underused comic instincts come to the fore.
"...The Terminal is like experiencing an uneventful flight: The trip was pleasant but not delightful, and you’re happy to..."

June 18, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

New York Minute
A winking, disingenuous farce from the Olsen twins.
"...fan base, this big-city farce is probably like a trip to the moon. Cute nonthreatening boys (Riley Smith and..."

May 7, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Same River Twice
A documentary about how things change and don't change.
"...He and 16 other river guides took a monthlong trip down the Colorado, something these twentysomethings frequently did, although..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chasing Liberty
A fictional president's daughter (Mandy Moore) skips out on her Secret Service minders (this doesn't remind us of any presidential daughters we know).
"...do when 18-year-old Anna goes AWOL on a family trip to Prague. Having endured six years as first daughter..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Fighting Temptations
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé join the church choir.
"...that his Vegas-showgirl drag act in the dreadful Boat Trip looks like Bressonian minimalism by contrast. That’s not necessarily..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Formula 51
"...backfiring affair, noisily grinding its gearbox on a quick trip to oblivion. Formula 51, which was executive-produced by Jackson,..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Transporter
"...explosions, dazzling locations in the south of France, a trip-hop score, and about as much plot to fill a..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Salton Sea
"...Spun), The Salton Sea is a grimy, hallucinatory bad trip of a film, relentlessly downbeat and cloying, and very..."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Manchurian Candidate
Decades before U.S. intelligence got hip to the notion of "sleeper agents" in our midst, The Manchurian Candidate successfully tried out the idea in this post-Korean War setting. (Last year it was re-made in a post-gulf war setting.) The result is a chilling story about brainwashing, secret political agendas, power-hungry moms, and psychically ravaged veterans.
"...Angela Lansbury's frighteningly in-check performance is alone worth the trip...."

June 24, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The New Guy
"...whose natural comedic moves were so memorable in Road Trip, is probably up to the fictional conversion, but The..."

May 10, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Y Tu Mamá También
Boys, filled with testoterone and joints, will be boys.
"...for it. The trio set out on a road trip to the mythical beach; Luisa is consumed with an..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Crossroads
Britney's screen debut.
"...she was 3. So she goes on a road trip with her two estranged childhood friends and a musician..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lakeboat
"...just kinda don't have nothin' to do on the trip but sit and shoot the shit and bitch and..."

Dec. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Waking Life
This animated journey through one character's dreams is a stirring, motivational, and metaphysical head trip.
"...Waking Life is stirring -- a motivational, metaphysical head trip. Sure, sometimes it stumbles over its far-reaching ambitions, occasionally..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Extreme Days
"...as markedly unexciting as they are in this road trip through mediocrity which takes a slight detour into God's..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Joy Ride
"...form. It's a simple story simply told, the familiar road-trip-gone-horribly-awry tale (and not unlike the recent Jeepers Creepers minus..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Enlightenment Guaranteed
"...sand garden; an Orientalist of sorts, he's planning a trip to a Zen monastery in the Japanese countryside, unaware..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Rush Hour Two
"...b.m. Even though he's underutilized here, it's still a trip to watch him use a trash can and a..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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