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Never Forever

Sulky and not believable
Although Kim has her pulse on religious, racial, and social conflict, she relies too much on contrived plotting.
By: NICK McCARTHY  |  May 21, 2008


Roman de gare

Don't be fooled into thinking this film has substance
Claude Lelouch is a fabulous fibber.
By: NICK McCARTHY  |  May 16, 2008



Courage and naïveté
Six sightless Tibetan students take a demanding field trip toward equality via Lhakpa Ri, a 23,000-foot peak on the north side of Everest. Blindsight, however, impedes more than it inspires.
By: NICK MCCARTHY  |  March 12, 2008


Grace Is Gone

No catharsis here, just soft piano keys
It’s strange that a film whose young characters are told to question the media should rely on its score to dictate how you’ll feel.
By: NICK MCCARTHY  |  January 23, 2008


Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint

Plays like a Wikipedia page
All mountains, monks, and a soundtrack of wailing women, Neten Chokling’s film opens with the announcement of a birth.
By: NICK MCCARTHY  |  October 03, 2007


I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Deadpan that just feels dead
Just in case any insensitive pricks forgot, Jeff Garlin is around to remind them that fatties get picked on long after junior high.
By: NICK MCCARTHY  |  September 12, 2007

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