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School’s Out

Quam Odunsi was born in Chicago to Nigerian parents and raised mostly in his parents’ homeland. His first feature film, Borland, takes place in a...

Make It Rainn

Modestly watchable, The Rocker is nowhere near the level of Almost Famous or The School of Rock, this decade's great movies about rock bands....

Tsuris

I'm not ashamed to say it: A Serious Man confused the hell out of me. Most confusing movies are that way because they're poorly...

Drew’s Clues

When feminism was still known as “the women’s movement” and associated with corset-wearing suffragettes, along came Nancy Drew. The plucky, defiantly modern girl detective was...

Bale Out

Werner Herzog isn’t the last filmmaker you’d expect to make a straight-up drama about U.S. military heroism, but he’d be pretty far down the...

Go Toward the Light

Sunshine has nothing to do with the similarly titled 2000 film that starred Ralph Fiennes as three generations of Hungarian Jews living through the...

Post Romanticism

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Sandra Bullock is best known as a comic actress, but her best work tends to come...

Blood and Snow

Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published 110 years ago, doing something new with vampires in any storytelling medium has gotten to be extremely difficult. The...

DNF

Here's why certain men of a certain age are huge fans of Speed Racer. The 1960s Japanese cartoon show started airing on American television...

I’ll Be Watching You

The end of 2008 is proving to be a busy time for Anthony Vasiliadis. The 27-year-old's short film Technophiliac played at last month's Lone...