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  • Claudia Sainte-Luce's semi-autobiographical indie has a knack for subverting stereotypes without making a big deal about it. Such as the one that depicts HIV as the sole affliction of gay men, various needle-type junkies, and hard-living...

  • You could call it Bring It On meets The Craft and stop right there with considerable accuracy. But why would you, when All Cheerleaders Die actually delivers as much trashy, gory fun as a movie with such a title suggests? ...

  • In his debut feature, Justin Schwarz clearly is drawing from the same bag of tricks as many of his indie comedy predecessors, but he's refining them. Even his wide, Wes Andersonian compositions have a purpose. Paintings are everywhere in this...

  • As the American university industry makes study-abroad programs all but mandatory and damn luxurious at that, it can be tempting to write off Cédric Klapisch's films as idealistic romps, prepackaged adventures for the privileged class who...

  • Outrageously enough, the moral of Moms' Night Out seems to be that moms should never get a night out. This Mother's Day weekend release is pretty much a G-rated The Hangover, but with an ill-fitting God angle that slowly wedges its...

  • "There is more space in the house now," says the wife of Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson. It's her only comment regarding her husband's decision to display his collection of hundreds of carefully preserved mammalian penises — we're talking the...

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