Chris Ingui

War: It’s only natural

When there is no war, the war-like man attacks himself. -Friedrich Nietzche Sometimes a hot war is healthier than a cold one. Making claim to a kind of war beyond the battlefield, “Buffalo Soldiers” (Miramax) tackles the topic of war as a natural and internal human condition. Starring Joaquin Phoenix (“Gladiator”), the film, set at […]

Reviews: The Matrix Reloaded

Much has been revolutionized since the inception of the Wachowski brothers’ Matrix phenomena. Never before had mainstream cinema and philosophy been paired so successfully with the accessories of sex appeal, aggression and extreme cinematography; the original “Matrix” broke this boundary, “Reloaded” however, does not. The viewer joins Neo (Keanu Reeves) and his fellow freedom fighters […]

Reviews: Hollywood Homicide

L.A. is a place that scares me. What scares me is not the seedy atmosphere, but the fact that if I ever get killed there, a goof-ball like Josh Hartnett would be policing my corpse. “Hollywood Homicide” (Columbia Pictures) is a movie based in some very generic concepts. Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) is the hard-nosed […]

A glance inside the Tomb

The notorious and devastatingly sexy Angelina Jolie is back for another go as the adventurous Lara Croft in the second “Tomb Raider” movie – “The Cradle of Life” – this summer. While Jolie’s charm seems to have people either enthralled with passion or a bit frightened at her eccentricities, I can assure you that the […]

Still in charge: Scott Baio interview

You know who Scott Baio is. Chances are, sometime while you grew up, his work made an imprint on you. For some it was the cute character Chachi on “Happy Days”, for others it was Charles on “Charles in Charge.” Didn’t every child of the ’80s at one point wish he was their house sitter? […]

Drama beyond the dorm room

The Kennedy Center Show: “As You Like It” Where: 2700 F St. NW When: Through May 18, call 467-4600 for show times and prices. How: By foot or metro – Take the Blue or Orange Line to the Foggy Bottom metro stop Atmosphere: A very elegant theater, dress varies from business casual to formal The […]

Pathetic politicians and all their phallic fallacies

“We want to come home to a warm penis.” Politicians can be a pathetic lot, especially when politicizing the temperature of phallic organs. It’s been said that we see the politician on the podium wearing a mask, but rarely at home taking it off. It’s also said that tragedy plus distance is comedy. Maybe I […]

Georgetown gallery gives artistic voice to an “Age of Unreason”

Forget your preconceptions of dullness. Forget the stereotypes that shadow the world of art. Pure expression, unyielding honesty, total engagement with reality; such things that have made art powerful in the past are now resurrected in the present with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgetown. Directors M.V. Clark and Felicity Hogan collection of works […]

Seriously, we’re not insane

“This isn’t the actors’ studio. We’re not insane, we just want to make movies.” Seriously, Christopher Guest is not crazy. Sure he’s been seen with numerous alter egos on stage and screen. You may remember him as eccentric guitarist Nigel Tufnel of This is Spinal Tap fame. Whatever your recollections; Guest is not as loony […]

Fires aren’t so fun

“Where’s the PR agent?” someone asked frantically. “Dead! Burnt to a crisp!” replied the excited lead singer of Spinal Tap. If you’re confused, that’s good. I certainly was upon hearing those words. My interview with the notorious members of Spinal Tap was on its way to being a total fiasco. It was set to take […]