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Too cool, a quote from my Sundance review of Rudderless made it on the poster. 

Too cool, a quote from my Sundance review of Rudderless made it on the poster. 

Sundance Review: ‘Rudderless’ Is A Remarkable Directorial Debut From William H. Macy

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Note: This review was originally written and posted for Indiewire’s The Playlist. Please click on this link and support their site. 

So let it be known throughout the land: William H. Macy has balls of steel. In addition to juggling a busy, successful film and television career, he’s taken on a new role—filmmaker. His first feature film, “Rudderless,” is a poignant story that explores finding happiness in the midst of loss and pain. And you know what? It’s really damn good.

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A quote from my SPRING BREAKERS review is used twice in the latest Dallas Observer print magazine. SPRANG BREAK 4EVA!

A quote from my SPRING BREAKERS review is used twice in the latest Dallas Observer print magazine. SPRANG BREAK 4EVA!

SXSW 2013 Review: SPRING BREAKERS

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Bikinis. Boobs. Bongs. Booze. Blasphemy. Bullets. Bloodshed. Bad bitches.

Welcome to Harmony Korine’s vision of that great week of brainless college self-indulgence, Spring Breakers. By now, you’ve seen some kind of viral marketing – Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Selena Gomez with Rachel Korine (Harmony’s wife) in neon-colored bikinis, holding guns or wearing pink masks with the great tagline, “A coming-of-rage story.” Disney girls gone wild and batshit crazy, with a little help from mysterious James Franco and weirdo auteur filmmaker Korine. This group’s camaraderie is intoxicating.

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From the GATW Archives: Theatrical Review: RAMONA AND BEEZUS

Rating: 3/5

DirectorElizabeth Allen
CastJoey KingSelena GomezBridget Moynahan
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Ramona Quimby (Joey King) has two traits that define her more than anything else: she spends half of her time daydreaming and the rest annoying her elementary teacher with her made-up words. She doesn’t want to learn real words used in everyday speech, she wants use the words that she’s invented. And, besides the daydreaming and wordsmithing, the only other major thing going on in young Ramona’s life is that she was just informed that her family might be moving because her father, Robert (John Corbett -Sex and the City), was just laid off from his job. I remember moving when I was in the second grade and I hated it. And what Ramona does in response is what any child would do to gain more attention from their busy parents - she causes trouble.

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