February 2, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 38

Stories from the February 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sundance film review: ‘Right at Your Door’

Some movies should only be seen at home, with all the doors locked up and the windows shut tight to keep your worst fears trapped outside. “Right at Your Door” (Thousand Words) is not one of them. Not by a long shot. Essentially, the premise is simple: on an average May day in Los Angeles, […]

Sundance for the masses

See the Sundance Film Festival while you can. Like a mythic beast in its last spasms, the altruistic nature of the event is being suffocated by the influx of Hollywood and its beautiful ilk. But it still lives on, it’s still a blast, and it’s still accessible to the average movie-lover. The festival grew out […]

The Sundance experience

It was as though Los Angeles had switched ZIP codes and resettled in Park City, Utah. Rather than entertainment’s elite being nestled among the hills of the West Coast, celebrities migrated east and nestled into the snowy valley of a true mountain town. Joining them this year were 11 lucky members of the GW community. […]

Sundance film review: ‘God Grew Tired of Us’

They say we study history so that we don’t repeat mistakes in the future. Often though, situations are too dire to wait to become the material of study in the annals of historical fact, and need to be exposed in the moment. Such is so with Christopher Quinn’s “God Grew Tired of Us,” the winner […]

Sundance film review: ‘Friends with Money’

In a festival replete with films exploring life versus death, money versus death, various forms of death and, of course, young boys exploring their sexual maturity with older women, a witty film about the superficial hysterics that accompany a wealthy lifestyle is a breath of fresh air. Nicole Holofcener’s “Friends With Money” explores the relationship […]

How to Sundance

The ultimate destination for devoted movie fans outside of Hollywood is the snow-covered village of Park City, Utah. Once a year, glamorous movie stars, photo-hungry paparazzi and big-name film critics swarm Utah for Robert Redford’s movie fest. It’s not just for celebs, though – any ordinary college student can see movie premieres and attempt to […]

The Bar Belle: T.S. Muttly’s

T.S. Muttly’s 2427 18th St. N.W. Last Friday night brought me back to Adams Morgan for the first time this semester. And after reaching the summit of the 18th Street hill, we found ourselves in the hands of T.S. Muttly’s for a not-so-inclusive open bar. Perhaps because we looked parched at 8:30 in the evening, […]

Sundance film review: ‘Thank you for Smoking’

“Thank You for Smoking” is a satire on the talk that big tobacco employs to keep the lines in the smoking debate hazy. The movie is a brilliant comedy, not a lecture, which neither endorses nor condemns cigarettes. The brilliance of featuring smoking is that there is little need to focus on the actual negative […]

York fire damages one apartment

A fire on the first floor of The York apartment building at 20th and F streets severely damaged a room in the building late Tuesday night. Alan Etter, D.C. fire department spokesman, said Wednesday that the fire was started by a candle left burning on a shelf in the apartment. He said no one was […]

Sundance film review: ‘Kinky Boots’

In a festival full of incredible films, what stands out about “Kinky Boots” is how simultaneously charming and sexy it is. A solid British comedy, “Kinky Boots” is about a high-end shoe factory on the fritz and its young boss (Joel Edgerton) who is inspired by a big and sassy cabaret singer named Lola, boldly […]