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Review: Gentlemen Broncos
Having peaked with his debut, Napoleon Dynamite , Jared Hess has settled into being a family-friendly John Waters — which is redundant, since Waters is already rated PG-13.
Jared Hess's latest geek fantasy
| November 06, 2009
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
The Forbidden Kingdom
Hong Kong action stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li don’t stray too far from type in this big-screen fairy tale: Chan plays a drunken kung fu master and Li’s a stoic monk with lethal reflexes.
Big screen fairy tale
| April 16, 2008
Black Irish heartbreak
You know there’s going to be a big game somewhere in this, as well as reconciliations in the intensive-care unit.
Neighborhood themes, or cliches?
| October 24, 2007
Brad Gann’s feature debut, this year’s Boston Irish Film Festival opener, taps into some of the same neighborhood themes as The Departed: guilt, redemption, family ties. Or are they clichés?
Filled with guilt, redemption, family ties
| November 01, 2006
One Last Thing . . .
Sex, death, and obsessive love: what could be truer to the adolescent experience?
Contains no coincidences, just poor writing
| May 03, 2006
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