Michael Nordine

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Luke Matheny takes his title literally in Lovesick, a romantic comedy in which falling in love triggers a psychotic reaction in his protagonist. An affable elementary-school principal played by Matt LeBlanc, Charlie is initially unaware...

  • Do people in the Himalayas and Andes "live in the passive voice," as those in Appalachia do? That loaded question comes early in The World Made Straight, an adaptation of the Ron Rash novel directed by David Burris. That's an intriguing...

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