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

  • 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?...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    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? Lucky McKee and Chris Siv...

  • In his debut feature, Justin Schwartz is clearly 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...

  • With the form so often used to expose horrors, it's nice to see a documentary about genuine human decency without kitsch. Carolyn Jones's portrait of five medical caregivers walks us through day-in, day-out sacrifices without ever coming off as...

  • 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...

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