Ernest Hardy

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  • The rise of the New Romantics and other flamboyant music camps in early-Eighties British pop led Paul Weller (the Jam, Style Council) to carp that it was "like punk never happened." The fantastic documentary Soul Boys of the Western World...

  • Some glitches aside, Private Number earns its horror film stripes. When Michael Lane (Hal Ozsan,) a recovering alcoholic struggling to complete his second novel, starts receiving mysterious, cryptic phone calls at the home he shares with...

  • It is impossible to overstate how grating Nia Vardalos is as the title character in Helicopter Mom. Throughout her career, her default setting has been something like "Jack Russell terrier after an amphetamine bender." No surprise that...

  • Director Rob Stewart commits a tactical error common to contemporary documentary filmmakers whose work rings the alarm on the damage we do to global ecology: He so painstakingly outlines what is almost irreparable harm that the shoehorned...

  • There are moments in Song From the Forest where the documentary's core narrative comes close to inducing groans: A white American travels to a rainforest in central Africa and finds a people (in this case, the Bayaka pygmies) whose pure...

  • Director Christopher Presswell is clearly enamored with cinematic storytelling from yesteryear. His Candlestick, which he co-wrote with András Forgács, is an old-fashioned British murder-mystery, complete with references to...