Jordan Harper

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  • 9 years ago

    Mid-tempo electronic music too often serves as sonic wallpaper—the phrase "chill out," which used to mean "come down from drugs," now means "pass the tapas." It's a hard genre to do really poorly, though. Take a drum machine, a little echoing...

  • 9 years ago

    There is a scene about 20 minutes into Dance Party, USA in which Gus, a teenage creep played with remarkable honesty by Cole Pennsinger, confesses a horrible act to a pretty stranger (the equally excellent Anna Kavan). Set in the front yard of a h...

  • 9 years ago

    If anything could tempt an adult to go see a dancing-penguin movie, it's the phrase "from the guy who brought you Babe." That movie got everything right about talking animals, but alas, George Miller does not live up to his earlier work here. Happ...

  • 9 years ago

    This intriguing debut by Argentinean writer-director Gaston Biraben sets up a lot of tough choices before finally taking the easy way out. Cristina, an Argentinean schoolgirl, is kidnapped (or perhaps rescued) by her own government and told that s...

  • 9 years ago

    Following a hardworking, goodhearted man as life beats the hell out of him, this documentary is moving almost to the point of exploitation. The film's subject, Carmelo Sánchez, works illegally in San Francisco, washing cars by day and singi...

  • 10 years ago

    The 1976 original, in which Gregory Peck adopted Satan, was a mildly creepy, well-made, and well-acted shock fest with a hollow core. This remake, like the Antichrist at its center, is a whole lot like its daddy. Directed by John Moore (who made t...


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