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Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


Thursday, May 1 2008

The Final Season

This is a well-intentioned little film with its heart in the right place, and everything else out of whack.


Monday, April 21 2008

Forbidden Kingdom

In The Forbidden Kingdom, Lu Yan instructs the boy in ancient wisdom and martial arts, offering up the occasional Mr. Miyagi-ism.


Thursday, March 13 2008

Snow Angels

At its center, and much like David Gordon Green's other movies, Snow Angels is about faith.


Tuesday, June 12 2007

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.


Tuesday, November 29 2005

Sky High (2005)

Though Layla brings some sense of complexity to the proceedings, she's generally undermined by the film's straightforward charging.


Sunday, October 9 2005

Dear Wendy (2005)

It's difficult to resist getting all psychoanalytic on Dear Wendy, as it is excessively Freudian in its phallic imagery.


Friday, July 29 2005

Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.


Friday, June 3 2005

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

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


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