Ernest Hardy

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hung over, swigging from a cellphone-shaped flask and not properly reverential toward the sanctity of motherhood, 30-something Ruth (Sonja Bennett) ruins a friend's baby shower and is cast out of her circle of friends, all of whom are married...

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