Author: Bob Cashill

Bob, the Film Editor of Popdose, is an Editorial Board Member of Cineaste magazine. He's also a member of the Drama Desk theatrical critics society in New York. See what he's watching on Letterboxd and read more from him at New York Theater News.
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No Concessions: “The Princess of Nebraska” Greets Her Public on YouTube

Necessity is the mother of invention. I just didn’t make it to the multiplex this week, but, fearing reprimand by my masters here at...

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No Concessions: Decider-in-Chief (“W.”)

George W. Bush says he is content to let history judge him. But he misunderestimated Oliver Stone, whose W. puts our departing president on...

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No Concessions: Darkness and Light (“Body of Lies” and “Happy-Go-Lucky”)

Body of Lies didn’t have to do much to impress me. It’s the first movie I’ve seen since becoming a dad, and the switch...

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No Concessions: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (“Choke” and “Obscene”)

Warning: this week’s column is going to get ugly, and fast. We start with Choke, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel,...

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No Concessions: Ten Fall Movies You Should See (Then Tell Me About) Before You Die

Management has given me a cruel task: preview fall cinema. Now, this was not so difficult back in April, when I pontificated on the summer...

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No Concessions: A Moving “Elegy” as Summer Movie Season Draws to a Close

Outside of a few odds and ends, the summer movie season pretty much concludes today. Throw the tarp over the pool, recondition the leaf...

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No Concessions: Seventies Highs — “Pineapple Express,” “Man on Wire,” and Patti Smith

If I ever run for office, and someone asks the drug-use question, I can honestly say I didn’t inhale. While pop-music critics are a...

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No Concessions: Summer Shorts — “Baghead,” “Brideshead,” Etc.

Maybe I’ve been overthinking things. Worrying too much about the corrosive effects of superheroes on the cinema and all that. I did...

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No Concessions: “The Dark Knight”

Watching a superdeluxe presentation of The Dark Knight unfold across the eight-story-tall IMAX theater in Manhattan, I had a nagging...

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No Concessions: “Hellboy II” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth”

Like the humans who misjudge or underestimate the big red lug on the big screen, I must apologize to Hellboy. Our first encounter, in 2004,...

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No Concessions: Let’s Talk About Sex

Sex. You know you want it — and I know you’re not getting it from the movies. And I know you’re not because...

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No Concessions: Lazy-Ass Critic Watches New Movies in Bed

I have violated the covenant between reader and critic. You, the reader, expect me, the critic, to leave his home in Brooklyn, get on the...

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No Concessions: Odds and “End”

By the calendar it’s not quite summer yet, but the northeast has already wilted under August heat — and the movies already...

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No Concessions: Genghis Khan and Harlan Ellison

You can see the nominees for best foreign-language film at the Oscars coming from a kilometer away. They’re tied to some sort of...

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No Concessions: Indy (and indies)

Like Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross, I’m overjoyed to find myself on the big board, with all the cool kids who’ve written...

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No Concessions: “Prince Caspian” and “Young@Heart”

“That’s it,” said my friend, following our Monday evening screening of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian....

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No Concessions: “Speed Racer” and “Iron Man”

All I know about Speed Racer I learned as a kid, when I watched episodes of the proto-anime between spoonfuls of Cocoa Puffs. There...

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No Concessions: “Redbelt” and “The Visitor”

David Mamet can’t commit. His latest Broadway show, November, is an almost-farce in need of bigger laughs. Despite its definitive...

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No Concessions: “Then She Found Me” and “Standard Operating Procedure”

Like Hillary Clinton, Helen Hunt has always bugged me. I was never crazy about Mad About You, and while I don’t think she deserves...

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No Concessions: Ten Summer Movies You Should See Before You Die

I’ve been tasked with preparing a summer movie guide for Popdose. I haven’t done one of these since I was at the Daily...

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No Concessions: “My Blueberry Nights”

Thirty years from now, My Blueberry Nights may be considered a good film. It may even be considered a great film. Let me explain. Some...

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No Concessions: “Funny Games”

Arthouse meets grindhouse in Funny Games, and the results are no fun at all. Writer-director Michael Haneke, the Austrian provocateur...

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No Concessions: “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”

Look. I know. I hear you. You’d rather be reading about 10,000 B.C., that caveman-and-saber-tooth-tigers thing opening today....

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No Concessions: “Chicago 10”

It’s fitting that Chicago 10, a Roadside Attractions release, is opening February 29. It’s a weird, once-every-four-years day,...