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Can You Relate? Interview with Director Catherine Hardwicke

Director Catherine Hardwicke looks back on her career to date and talks about illuminating the human condition anew in her latest, Miss Bala.

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Twilight Takeover

The film is a successful adaptation of the book not only because Pattinson is so talented and dreamy, but also because Hardwicke knows a thing or two about filming adolescents.

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Twilight

Fantasy rules in Twilight, fantasy simultaneously delicate and ravishing, chaste and utterly bloody.

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Vamp-Ire: 'Twilight' vs 'Let the Right One In'

At the core of Twilight is an interesting idea -- the concept that kids, one isolated and alienated, the other immortal and prone to acts of fatalistic heroics, can come together to find soulmate sanctuary in the cutthroat Hell known as high school.

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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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The Nativity Story (2006)

Unlike the story from which it derives, there is no "oomph". There is no sense of danger. There is no excitement.

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The Nativity Story (2006)

When word of Catherine Hardwicke's attachment to The Nativity Story first surfaced, the possibilities swirled: what if the film reimagined the about-14-year-old Mary as a recognizable teenager?

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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

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

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Thirteen (2003)

As the kids have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal, a hard test of their young mettle.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Thirteen (2003)

As the girls have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal.

Cynthia Fuchs

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