Michael Nordine

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  • One of the most important tests a film must pass is also among the hardest to quantify: Does it actually believe in what it's doing? In the case of Stung, a low-rent creature feature pitting high-society WASPs against a swarm of literal...

  • Claudia Llosa's first feature since the Oscar-nominated Milk of Sorrow, Aloft is as remote as its Arctic setting. Jennifer Connelly is in constant crisis mode as a single mother to two boys, one terminally ill and the other traumatized by...

  • One of the most intriguing aspects of Where Hope Grows is also among the least important: Danica McKellar (that's Winnie Cooper to us mere mortals) and William Zabka ("Sweep the leg, Johnny!") play a married couple. The faith-based drama...

  • Morbid and droll in the manner of several other recent Scandinavian exports, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared rarely manages to also be funny. Allan Karlsson, the centenarian in question, is played by...

  • The Hunting Ground opens with actual footage of high school seniors opening acceptance letters from their dream schools. It's one of the few hopeful moments in the entire film. Kirby Dick's documentary on campus rape features all the...

  • Adapted from Amy-Jo Albany's memoir about growing up with her father, Joe, the jazz pianist best known for playing with Charlie Parker, Low Down stars John Hawkes and Elle Fanning as a father-daughter duo with a lot of love and even more...

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