Articles tagged john robinson

7 May 2009 // 9:00 PM

Wendy and Lucy

A moving portrait of a woman and her canine companion as well as a powerful comment on contemporary American poverty.

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Michelle Williams gets to the heart of a forlorn character in ‘Wendy and Lucy’

Only a few minutes into “Wendy and Lucy,” there’s no doubt that Michelle Williams - playing a hard-luck vagabond stuck in a Pacific Northwest

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15 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Best Complexities in 2008

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.

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Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.

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13 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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12 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Wendy and Lucy

Surviving traumas, Wendy (Michelle Williams) serves as both detailed portrait and metaphorical expanse. Her pain is specific but also vague, her loss exact and all-encompassing.

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12 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Z-Boys, Cool Losers

The underlying motivation to save Horizons West was about Sticking It to The Man. Us versus Them. Punk culture versus conformist culture. Poor against rich. All, interestingly enough, attitudes heavy in the subtext of the Z-Boys movies.

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3 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

The most thrilling moments in Lords of Dogtown involve skateboard wheels.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Elephant (2003)

While the kids make dates and plans, you know, moment by moment, that catastrophe is imminent.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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