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What 'Half Nelson' Teaches About 'Captain Marvel' Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

They've gone on to write and direct Captain Marvel, but there was a time when Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck made small films like Half Nelson and seemed poised to create a distinct, unpredictable body of work.

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Sugar

In this carefully observed and impressively minimalist movie, Sugar redefines and refines his art.

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'Half Nelson' Is Among the Best Films of 2006

Given its subject -- a drug-addicted teacher -- Half Nelson's success is certainly more surprising than that of the warmer, and more star-blessed, Little Miss Sunshine.

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Half Nelson (2006)

In Half Nelson, Dan's (Ryan Gosling) take on history -- as concept and series of events -- has as much to do with his personal past as any ideological leanings. He sees history in motion, as ongoing questions.

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