Aaron Hillis

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  • Made just on the cusp of his turning 70, photographer-filmmaker Larry Clark's latest reckless-youth provocation (see also: Kids, Bully, Ken Park) proves Matthew McConaughey's immortal Dazed and Confused adage: He gets...

  • In 2004, four ambitious Hispanic high schoolers in Phoenix -- three of them undocumented immigrants, all of them underdogs with limited resources and prospects -- defeated MIT's brightest (and better-bankrolled) in an underwater-robotics...

  • When the coal dust settles, writer-director Sara Colangelo's soberly compassionate debut — a West Virginia mining-town drama, well-acted and impressively shot on location, as reworked from her 2010 short of the same title -- unfortunately...

  • To say that Canadian comedy hits rock bottom in this abhorrent meta-infomercial for a Funny or Die-like network boasting uncensored online content is the politest way to describe two ugly hours of smug, doughy misogynists saying "fuck" some 935...

  • It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of former Iranian nationals and their offspring live in Los Angeles (especially between Beverly Hills and West L.A., the heart of "Tehrangeles"), so it can't be said there's not an audience for this...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    So far the funniest, headiest, most playfully eccentric American indie of the year, Andrew Bujalski's perceptive avant-garde comedy Computer Chess — set circa 1980 with an Anytown, America's worth of terrible moustaches and embarrassing pant...