Pete Vonder Haar

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  • A death in the family is always unsettling, which may explain why adolescent James Charm (Kodi Smit-McPhee), whose father has just died, runs from imaginary(?) hooded creatures and has taken to telling people the dates of their own eventual...

  • Tales of the Old West continue to make up a significant portion of our cultural narrative, mostly because we still like to comfort ourselves with stories showing that ours is a land of opportunity. Making the trek to the American frontier...

  • John Wojtowicz may be the perfect embodiment of Maslow's ideal of self-actualization. The inspiration for Al Pacino's character in Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon and now subject of Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's fascinating...

  • 8 months ago | Film and TV

    John Wojtowicz may be the perfect embodiment of Maslow's ideal of self-actualization. The inspiration for Al Pacino's character in Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon and now subject of Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's fascinating documentary The D...

  • To surpass the original, sequels must avoid repeating events and themes covered in the original. This is easier with certain genres, like action (Lethal Weapon 2 and The Road Warrior being representative examples) than others, like...

  • As anyone is likely to tell you after spending a long weekend home for the holidays, family can be a chore. And most of us don't even have relations like the Parkers, the upstate New York clan at the center of Jim Mickle's latest, We Are What...