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Public Enemies (review)

I’m wildly intrigued by *Public Enemies* even though I readily concede that character development is all but nonexistent, and that it leaves me more wanting to know who notorious bank robber John Dillinger was than I did before I went into the film.

trailer break: ‘Public Enemies’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Remember: It’s wrong — it’s totally wrong — to glamorize crime and criminals. That’s why John Dillinger, who was a bad man, a very bad man, is being played by ultrasexy Johnny Depp. So that no one gets the idea that criminals are sexy. Yes, this trailer … more…

best writing and direction of 2004: cut and print…

BEST DIRECTOR Lars von Trier, Dogville Ever a risktaker, Lars von Trier took one of the biggest risks onscreen in 2004 with a determinedly uncinematic film that was also unabashedly political — a breathtaking and refreshingly daring combination in an era of play-it-safe “entertainment.” Setting his cast and his scene on a bare, black-box stage, … more…