Laura Sinagra

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  • 10 years ago

    About two-thirds into this rather grating hagiography, U2's Bono truncates his spew of superlatives, makes his best cut-the-crap face, and asks if we can "get serious" for a moment. Get serious? This Last Waltz–like doc is almost funereal, fu...

  • 10 years ago

    At a recent Imogen Heap show at Avalon, a guy in front of me with a Canon ELPH was making a video clip. The auteur crept from Heap's sequined stilettos up the mic stand ivied with plastic roses, to her hands as they switched from laptop to synth. ...

  • 10 years ago

    Opening just months after the victory of Bolivia's populist, pro-coca president Evo Morales, Rachel Boynton's chronicle of that country's 2002 elections, Our Brand Is Crisis, is less about the rise of the South American left than about U.S. jingoi...

  • 10 years ago

    British rom-coms live and die by the charm of their patter. And though this lesbian-themed entry in the Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral category neatly accomplishes the genre's other requirement, the ability to double as travelogue, i...

  • 10 years ago

    Rumor had it this was gonna be a stinker, and it is. The premise itself, which has been criticized for its weirdly incestuous overtones, isn't even the problem. In fact, it could've been quite funny in the right hands: A young woman discovers a bu...

  • 10 years ago

    In the post–Hoop Dreams era of docs like Born Into Brothels, there seems to be a run on films about at-risk kids availed of dubious interventions. The Boys of Baraka's heart may be in the right place, but its portrait of poor Baltimore kids s...


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