May 24, 2008
Film Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullThe first couple of scenes in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are good. I mean, really good. I was never more shocked than when I was sitting there in the theater having to revise all my expectations at a moment’s notice: “Oh my gosh, Spielberg might’ve actually made a good film again! It’s happening, right here, right now, after all these years…!”
May 19, 2008
Evangelical Propaganda For Kiddies: A Review of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianThe second film in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, Prince Caspian, is so big, so long, so slow, so stilted, so cheesy, so pumped full of phony-looking CGI that there’s nothing to stop it from making a billion dollars. Because, God help us, this is the gelatinous form the fantasy genre has taken in the past few decades and now everyone has learned to love it, the way World War II-era Brits learned to love Spam...
April 26, 2008
Film Review: Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo BayAsk anybody under twenty-five what he/she thought of the 2004 stoner comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and he/she will almost certainly say, with intense feeling, “It was huh-LARE-ious.” There’s going to be a similar reaction to the sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay...
January 24, 2008
Revisiting 12: Mikhalkov's "Oscar-Worthy" RemakeThe morons at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have nominated his unwatchable remake of Twelve Angry Men for an Oscar. Everyone knows the Oscars are a freakin' joke, but even they're too good for a no-talent fluffer like Mikhalkov.
December 15, 2007
Indie Horror Comes To RussiaFollowing their American counterparts, Russian hipster filmmakers have discovered the indie horror movie...
Save The eXile: The War Nerd Calls Mayday
The future of The eXile is in your hands! We're holding a fundraiser to save the paper, and your soul. Tune in to Gary Brecher's urgent request for reinforcements and donate as much as you can. If you don't, we'll be overrun and wiped off the face of the earth, forever.
Scanning Moscow’s Traffic Cops
We’re happy to introduce a new column in which we publish Moscow’s raw radio communications, courtesy of a Russian amateur radio enthusiast. This issue, eXile readers are given a peek into the secret conversations of Moscow’s traffic police, the notorious "GAIshniki."
Eleven Years of Threats: The eXile's Incredible Journey
Good Night, and Bad Luck: In a nation terrorized by its own government, one newspaper dared to fart in its face. Get out your hankies, cuz we’re taking a look back at the impossible crises we overcame.
Russia's freedom-loving free market martyr Mikhail Khodorkovsky answers some of this week's letters, and he's got nothing but praise for President Medvedev.
Clubbing Adventures Through Time
eXile club reviewer Babooshka takes a trip through time with the ghost of Moscow clubbing past, present and future, and true to form, gets laid in the process.
The Fortnight Spin
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.
13 Toxic Talents: Hollywood’s Worst Polluters
Everybody complains about celebrities, but nobody does anything about them. People, it’s time to stop fretting about whether we’re a celebrity-obsessed culture—we are, we have been, we’re going to be—and instead take practical steps to clean up the celebrity-obsessed culture we’ve got...