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Friday, June 16 2006

Nacho Libre (2006)

On one hand another formulaic loutish white boy saga, it also undercuts that premise, at least intermittently, offering instead a vision of unregulatable, unanxious, unwhite masculinity.


Thursday, June 15 2006

Napoleon Dynamite: Like the Best Special Edition Ever (2004)

Napoleon Dynamite argues not only for the experience of being misunderstood, but also the gradual acceptance of knowing one is misunderstood.


Thursday, June 17 2004

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Heder's physical details -- mouth agape, low voice, frequent exhales of discomforted disgust -- make for a terrifically funny and assured performance.


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