John Anderson

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Review: 'News From Afar'

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Ultra-realistic, unorthodox in its storytelling, effortlessly suspenseful and oft-times shocking, "News From Afar" marks the auspicious debut of a strong Mexican filmmaking talent in Ricardo Benet…

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Review: '7 Dwarves'

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What six Brit wits did for King Arthur in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the Teutonic twits behind "Seven Dwarves" do for -- or to -- the Brothers Grimm. Anarchic, satiric and silly enough to…

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Review: 'Pelicanman'

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Kids' comedy "Pelicanman" is a fable about a bird disguised as a man, who enters the life of an unhappy young boy whose parents have separated. Pic is custom-cut for an English-lingo remake…

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Review: 'TV Party'

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TV show hosted by Interview and High-Times writer Glenn O'Brien, was a stoned-out takeoff on Hugh Hefner's "Playboy After Dark," a deliberately addled and anarchic program that deconstructed…

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Review: 'Shackles'

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"Shackles" percolates with enough jailhouse energy and sufficient high-def dazzle to make up for many of its character flaws. Mixing music vid values, a literature lesson, a little '30s Warners…

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Review: 'Reeker'

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Both a nightmare and a scream, "Reeker" earns a top spot among those horror films that are as self-aware as they are creepy, spooky, mysterious and kooky. "Reeker" is smarter than its genre, and so…

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Review: 'Modify'

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Not quite as excruciating as unanaesthetized body piercing itself, "Modify" could nevertheless a cult following if only for its extensive, intimate and vicariously painful footage. Some people may…

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Review: 'Ice Princess'

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Slap a sequined tutu on an English bulldog and you'll probably get the breathless attention of the ice-skating audience; its hunger for the sport seems insatiable. So, the vastly predictable "Ice…

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Review: 'Stolen'

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The as-yet-unsolved March 18, 1990, heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston netted paintings by Degas, Rembrandt and Manet, but it is Vermeer's "The Concert" that was -- and is -- the…

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