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  • 9 years ago

    Less a send-up of Gothic melodrama than of late-'50s/early-'60s–style teen-death songs, Hair High starts from a simple enough story: Boy meets girl, boy and girl are murdered by girl's jealous boyfriend, boy and girl return as ghosts for some...

  • 9 years ago

    One of the more improbable foreign-film blockbusters of recent years, the Brazilian City of God exposed the art-film audience's susceptibility to glitzy amoral violence and exploit- ed the penchant of first worlders to romanticize its country of o...

  • 9 years ago

    This contemporary variation on the Mary Shelley myth features one Victor Karlstein (writer-director John R. Hand), a nervous young doctor presiding over an ethically dubious research clinic. Grief stricken when the woman he loves, Victoria (Amy Ol...

  • 10 years ago

    Beowulf & Grendel (Anchor Bay) Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson's aptly titled take on the Beowulf legend is less adaptation than deconstruction, its hero's blissfully uncomplicated Anglo- Saxon valor replaced by a tortured psychology and buil...

  • 10 years ago

    The type of documentary that aspires to first-name intimacy, Jeffrey Togman's Home takes a close look at two extraordinary women: Sheree Farmer, a divorced mother struggling to raise six children in a gang-infested Newark neighborhood, and Mary Ab...

  • 10 years ago

    All the King's Men (Sony) This "new" release is actually a reissue of Robert Rossen's 1949 Best Picture winner, adapted from the novel by Robert Penn Warren. The only original material here is a preview of the remake opening this week, which stars...


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