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    Review: 'If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front' Is A Compelling Eco-Terrorism Doc

    Of all the "issue" documentaries that have come out in the past few years about our environment, one that hasn't been broached, in any kind of thorough way, has been eco-terrorism. Part of this undoubtedly has to do with the propagation of the image of environmentalists as peace-loving, hippy dippy folks who would rather hold up signs and play hacky sack (while on break from Hampshire College) than burn out a building or engage in Palahniuk-ian fits of mischief and violent rebellion. But an even bigger reason why the subject hasn't been tackled in any kind of in-depth way must surely be the thorny, morally complicated issue of eco-terrorism; ...

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    Review: 'Cars 2' Features All New Parts, But With Less Than Pleasing Results

    Brightly colored, heartwarming, and making expansive narrative sweeps with an incredibly limited running time, it's the kind of bold, splashily produced film that has rarely graced multiplex screens this summer. But its biggest accomplishment might be that it reunites us with old friends (some of th...

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    L.A. Film Fest Reviews: 'The Bad Intentions' Is A Brilliant & Funny Coming Of Age Story

    'The Fatherless' Is Well-Shot And Competent, But Little MoreAnnouncing a great new voice in the world of cinema, Rosario Garcia-Montero's "The Bad Intentions" is a brilliant coming-of-age story that's funny, subtle, touching, and one of the best films of the year. Growing up in a bourgeois house in 1981 Lima, 8 year old Cayetana de la Heros spends a lot of time with herself. She is perhaps the most morose little girl seen on screen in a long time, idolizing Peruvian independence heroes from the past, focusing in particular on how they met their end. She finds out that her mother is pregnant with another child and somehow decides that the day ...

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    Book Review: 'Crazy 4 Cult' A Celebration Of Cult Movie Fandom

    There is, in Los Angeles, a very cool art gallery called Gallery 1988. Once a year they hold a show called Crazy 4 Cult, in which they invite underground artists (some of them quite famous, like Shepard Fairey, who did the Obama “Hope” poster and co-starred in the art world puzzle-box “Exit Through ...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' Is A Good Man

    Meet Bernie: a man who has truly found his place in this world as an assistant funeral director and beloved member of the community in the small Texas town of Carthage. Soft spoken with an arguably effeminate Southern accent, of a round stature but always with admirable posture, Bernie Tiede is a ge...

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    Review: ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ Shamelessly Calculated Studio Fare

    Jim Carrey must have taken "I Love You Philip Morris" languishing on the shelf for two years while hankering for a release date to heart. Enter "Mr. Popper’s Penguins," a film that when set alongside the gay con man comedy can demonstrate the “one for me, one fo...

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    Review: 'Battle For Brooklyn' Shines A Light On Corruption Hiding Behind Hoops

    Few real estate decisions have rankled citizens and elected officials as much as the Atlantic Yards program. Spearheaded by Forest City Ratner and its founder Bruce Ratner, the program was dedicated to invoking eminent domain on a small residential area in Brooklyn, supplanting the residents in plac...

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    Review: 'Jig' Could Have Used A Little More Spring In Its Step

    The common wisdom, when going into any documentary seems to be that, no matter what the subject, it will make it seem really, really interesting. And, truth be told, some pretty thrilling documentaries have been woven from things that, on the outset, appeared quite dull. Anyone who thought that "The...

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    Review: 'Green Lantern' Is A Tale Of Good Versus Evil For Dummies

    Why are superhero and comic book movies so popular? It may be the comfort of believing there is a clear distinction between “good” and “bad” people, that “good” isn’t such an abstract notion within one’s identity and bad, in itself, is an unchanging, sometimes unstoppable force. There is poetry in t...

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    Review: 'Attenberg' Is A Strange And Unique Experience

    "Attenberg" was screened as part of Sound Unseen International Duluth Film And Music Festival.

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