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Nick Cassavetes

Reviews

Thursday, June 25 2009

My Sister's Keeper

If the adults in My Sister's Keeper are repeatedly compromised in the honesty department, the children seem to embody truth physically.


Thursday, January 11 2007

Alpha Dog (2006)

The film identifies a limited range of possible "reasons" for the murder, most having to do with ignorance, by the victim, the aggressors, the parents, and the 30 some "witnesses," numbered on screen.


Thursday, February 14 2002

John Q (2002)

After 'Collateral Damage', you might imagine that most every aggrieved father cliché has been unturned. But no. Here comes 'John Q'.


Blogs

Friday, April 25 2014

The Nasty Gender Politics of 'The Other Woman'

If the battle between the sexes was an actual war, The Other Woman would be these ladies' Waterloo. Just by participating in this pathetic excuse for personal payback, they set their gender's cause back several significant steps.


Thursday, June 25 2009

'Sister' Stumbles Toward a Cop-Out Climax

She's the alien in the other room, the otherworldly creature riddled with a mysterious disease that is, somehow, destroying not only her, but the entire


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