Ernest Hardy

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  • Set largely in a picturesque park, The Park Bench, written and directed by Ann LeSchander, is essentially a student film tricked out with animation and great cinematography. It's also blessed with two talented, good-looking lead performers...

  • There are two reasons to check out People Places Things -- but neither the lead actors nor the characters they play are among them. Written and directed by Jim Strouse, the film follows the splintered lives of a straight couple who, though...

  • A rich character study that captures the inner lives and unexpectedly astute insights of brusque, macho, old-school New York guys and the women in their lives, Glass Chin is similar in vibe and payoff to last year's small gem The...

  • The latest entry in the evergreen nature-horror genre (Jaws, Arachnophobia, Piranha), David Hackl's Into the Grizzly Maze — not to be confused with the similarly named and -themed Grizzly, from 1976 — is steeped...

  • At its core, drama The Fourth Noble Truth is a tutorial on Buddhist meditation. The narrative constructed around its lessons illustrates Buddhist tenets, while character dialogue often seems lifted directly from a text that anticipates the...

  • As is the case with so much evil in these contemporary United States, a crucial legal loophole that allows oil-and-gas-industry malfeasance can be traced to the lair of Halliburton and its dark lord, Dick Cheney. In 2005, according to the...

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