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DVDanger: Vanish
Bryan Bockbrader takes the sealed-bottle drama on the road
"...Bryan Bockbrader was asking himself when he started writing Vanish...."

Feb. 21, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Before We Vanish
Creepy director enters SF territory

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Students Vanish: Following The Class Of 1998

May 14, 1999 News Feature

Left Behind
God help us: Nic Cage is up against the Rapture.
"...of the Rapture – causing all good Christians to vanish from this world before the End Times commence –..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Magic in the Moonlight
Though he's been on a roll with his last few films, Woody Allen breaks his streak with this threadbare offering.
"...Chinese illusionist whose grand finale is making an elephant vanish. The year is 1928, and Stanley’s old magician pal..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Director Barry Levinson tackles the human vice of envy in this comedy starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black.
"...a product – "Vapoorize" – that makes dog droppings vanish. Having turned down Nick’s early offer to invest in..."

May 7, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lost Souls
"...-- wander in and out of frame and then vanish altogether. Have they been swallowed up whole by the..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hard Core Logo
A legendary punk band reunites for a tour of Western Canada in this indie film that perfectly captures the common fissures that erode so many bands on the run.
"...the heartbreaking vulnerability of a guy who knows he'd vanish like a wisp of smoke outside the Oz-like confines..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...about how the ugly consequences of slavery do not vanish by presidential proclamation. It's storytelling at its most irresistible,..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Trading Mom
"...What's more, you can not only make your mom vanish, but you also remove all memory of her being...."

March 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Music of Chance
"...the wall, it grows progressively darker. Durning and Grey vanish from the scene, and eventually, Spader disappears, too. That..."

Sept. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

What's Love Got to Do With it
"...that any quibbles we might have with physical resemblances vanish summarily. It is a tribute to their talents that..."

June 18, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Roadside Prophets
"...of weirdness or disgruntled home brew philosophy, and then vanish from the story. Odd as it may sound, it..."

April 3, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Why Did Esther's Follies' Ray Anderson Go to L.A.?
To get a career-defining award from the Magic Castle, of course
"...As magician Nick Lewin noted in Vanish magazine, the trade’s premiere publication, "Ray Anderson has blended..."

May 1, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fantastic Fest Review: Wheelman
Frank Grillo drives through the night
"...while Bryan Bockbrader gave it a pulp edge with Vanish. For Wheelman, first time writer/director Jeremy Rush strikes a..."

Sept. 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Under the Shadow
A mother and her son are stuck in a war zone in this Iranian horror film
" omen, or a portent, or worse. Household items vanish, furniture is rearranged when there’s apparently no one there,..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: The Midnight After
Pure, raw WTF from Hong Kong, plus Rabid Dogs
"...of never leaving the vehicle (since microbudget kidnap flick Vanish did that so recently and so well). And while..."

June 25, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Margin Call
A high-powered cast drives this fictional depiction of what might have occurred in a top investment firm in the hours leading up to its collapse.
"...and another cynical shark with an eye on the soon-to-vanish prize (Bettany)...."

Oct. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In a Better World
This Danish import by Susanne Bier deservedly won this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
" school and starved for friendship – problems that vanish with the arrival of Christian (Nielsen), a new Swedish..."

April 29, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM: Georges Méliès' Tricks and Treats
Creating the possibility that anything could happen onscreen was the great contribution of Georges Méliès
"...right, so he smashes them with his banjo. They vanish. As does the banjo. He removes his present head...."

Oct. 23, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

Over Her Dead Body
In this DOA romantic comedy, Eva Longoria Parker plays a ghost who haunts her former fiancé-to-be when it's time for him to move on.
"...Where it should stop, it begins; where it should vanish, it will just keep on appearing, in theatres, on..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Epic Movie
The filmmakers are completely tone-deaf when it comes to the art of film parody, and their special form of sadism-as-punch-line leaves the audience in a perpetual cringe.
"...ordeal would be over soon and that it would vanish from my memory immediately and forever. To make matters..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Curse of the Golden Flower
The rather emotionally insignificant melodrama at the center of this film is given only minimal cover from scrutiny by Zhang Yimou’s visual virtuosity.
"...burst of skepticism, and the whole lovely thing will vanish into the ether...."

Jan. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Conversations With God
Life-affirming lessons about a generous, forgiving God and the redemptive possibilities of love and charity dominate this movie based on Neale Donald Walsch's bestseller.
"...nation full of seekers and lost souls and then vanish again into the ether, only to be replaced by..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee is something of a rarity: a movie for children that is about children and their world.
"...with his seven hellions, Nanny McPhee’s likewise magical warts vanish, and by film’s end Thompson looks hot, younger, and..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Catch That Kid
Kids commit heist – all for a good cause.
"...from director Bart Freundlich is just as likely to vanish without a trace. Based on the Danish film Klatretøsen,..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An American Rhapsody
"...the most interesting characters in the film all but vanish, though to be fair they do reappear in the..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ladies Man
"...The occasional throwaway gag rises to fore only to vanish without a trace, while truly unfunny attempts rise and..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Picnic at Hanging Rock
" 1901 Australia, three schoolgirls and their teacher apparently vanish into thin air and the unsolved event mushrooms into..."

Aug. 30, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Instant Classic
Paramount Theatre's Summer 2000 Series
"...THE LADY VANISHES (1938)..."

May 19, 2000 Screens Feature by Clay Smith

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