Ronnie Scheib

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Review: 'Freestyle'

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Even the knowledge that hip-hop has jumped all ethnic and national boundaries might not prepare one for the sights and sounds of DJ Rebel or Sista Vertu (Sista Micky) rhyming their pain, anger or…

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Review: 'Sucker Punch'

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A film so down-and-dirty that digital color bleed can only enhance its rawness, "Sucker Punch" happily wallows in sleaze. This tale about a crackhead pimp who briefly finds Jesus, only to lose him…

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Review: 'Lady Warriors'

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While docus about Native American high school athletics abound these days, they're different in focus and tone, save for one common denominator: All present sports as a way out of a cycle of…

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Review: 'Barbershop'

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A rousing celebration of the family-run small business, this Ice Cube-topped ensemble comedy, without offering anything especially new or exciting, provides a springboard for high-voltage comic…

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Review: 'Blue Fire'

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Somewhere between callow existential angst and softcore porn, "Blue Fire" looks better than it sounds; Chia Hui Gao, experimental short film and video director, obviously feels more at home composing…

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Review: 'Leela'

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An attempt to merge Hollywood and Bollywood, Somnath Sen's debut feature, a May/December romance between an East Indian California teen (Armol Mhatre) and the title character, his voluptuous…

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