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One of the Boys — Good Ol’ Freda

In the early 1960s, Freda Kelly became one of the most envied women in the world, and I bet you’ve never even heard of her. The subject of Good Ol’ Freda, a new documentary that premiered at SXSW 2013, Ms. Kelly shot to the top of the “right place, right time” list overnight when, almost [...]

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Girls Gone Wild — Spring Breakers

So, yeah, Harmony Korine. Love him or hate him, Korine is one of those filmmakers everyone has an opinion about. Is he a visionary genius? An overrated hack? Whatever he is, one thing is certain: His movies arouse such polarizing opinions because they are typically pretty odd. And his latest flick, Spring Breakers, might just [...]

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More Than John Hughes — The Spectacular Now

One of the hits of this year’s Sundance Film Fest was The Spectacular Now, a small coming-of-age flick directed by James Ponsoldt. However, after seeing it at SXSW, I have to say it’s almost insulting to label such a sharp, perceptive film as a “coming-of-age flick.”

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Euro-Zombie — The Lords of Salem

“What the hell, Rob Zombie?” That was the question verbalized by more than one audience member during the recent SXSW screening of The Lords of Salem, Zombie’s latest flick. Certain artists find themselves stuck with, and perhaps weighed down by, the expectations of their fans. Rob Zombie is such an artist. After moving from music [...]

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