John Anderson

Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter in
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Review: 'Vamps'

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Heckerling always manages to get her finger firmly on the pulse of the contemporary moment, and while her club-hopping heroines may be undead, they serve as adorable metaphors for what the filmmaker…

Dr. Scott Tinker in "Switch"
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Review: 'Switch'

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Sidestepping the usual eco-docu strategy (i.e., set up a desperate, end-of-the-world scenario and then yank the viewer in off the ledge), the global-energy movie "Switch" takes a far less hysterical…

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Chad Jukes in "High Ground"
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Review: 'High Ground'

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Offering a Himalayan-sized metaphor about surmounting obstacles and realizing one's dreams, "High Ground" finds easy inspiration in a group of wounded warriors from the Iraq and Afghanistan…

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Review: 'Lunch'

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Despite having all the ingredients for an alter-kocker comedy feast, "Lunch" is too long and unfocused to suggest anything but what might have been, had it only been a short.

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Review: 'Revolution'

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The tousled-hipster persona of Rob Stewart isn't going to help anyone take his eco-doc "Revolution" very seriously, and neither are Stewart's pie-in-the-sky prognostications about "the youth" somehow…

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