Daily Archives: February 18, 2015

Movie Review: “The Duff”

Mae Whitman sasses, sashays and sparkles in “The DUFF,” a snappy, sweet-spirited teen comedy about a smart girl who tries to fight high school labeling with wit and words. And the occasional punch. It’s a paint-by-numbers romantic comedy. But Whitman, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “McFarland, USA”

His name is Jim White. He’s a coach. But that last name is all the students — his prospective athletes — need to know at McFarland High School. “White. That an acceptable name where you come from, Holmes?” Why sign … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “All the Wilderness”

James Charm is obsessed with death. We meet him scribbling an obituary for a dead crow he spies in a cornfield. He narrates his life story in an enervated, depressing drone, always quoting his father. Dad loved the wilderness, he … Continue reading

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Costner talks “McFarland” and its distinctly “American” story

Costner knew McFarland, California, growing up. “I was down the road, about 45 miles, in Visalia,” he says. “When I was in high school, my baseball team played those guys. I knew a little about that world, I had this … Continue reading

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