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DVD Review: Sideshow Still Alive

Sideshow Still Alive takes two paths to what it hopes is the same story.

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DVD Review: Frontrunner: The Afghan Woman who Surprised the World

Frontrunner illustrates how a force of people are trying to change long-established cultural norms by altering social practices, and such changes begin with the freedom to act on one’s personal beliefs.

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DVD Review: Tangier Treehouse

Tangier Treehouse (2007) offers a brief sketch of some Arab boys attending a vocational school in the second most famous city in Morocco. The kids from the Darna Youth Center must overcome linguistic barriers as well as generational differences when three middle-aged westerners arrive to help supervise the building of a tree house.Most interestingly, this […]

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DVD Review: The Happening: The Birth of an Unwitting Mock Parable

The Happening was one of the worst reviewed films from a major director this year, for critics engaged in a spirited pugilism of M. Night Shyamalan for his muddled script, poor direction, and general incompetence. The most scathing attack came from Christopher Orr of The New Republic, whose severe trampling mocked the film in unusual […]

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Review: Merciless Fates in Lance Hammer’s Ballast

No mercy is shown to the players in Ballast, and not much more to the film’s viewers.

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Review: Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne)

Even the more inventive thrillers will fall back on convention, as this new French entry does in its opening minutes.

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Book Review: Defining Moments in Movies, edited by Chris Fujiwara

Defining Moments in Movies

Moments takes us decade by decade to profile scenes often emblematic to their respective works.

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Review: Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World movie image Werner Herzog

This filmmaker can’t resist extremes, both geological and psychological.

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