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American Violet (review)

Lest we forget, the slide into a fascism in America didn’t begin with George W. Bush: it was well underway in the 1990s, when our police went paramilitary in the “war on drugs” and new federal incentives for local communities to get drug convictions — however they could — led to a huge increase in … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Crank: High Voltage,’ ‘Tyson,’ ‘Sleep Dealer,’ ‘Is Anybody There?,’ ‘American Violet’

BUMPED UP: To note that I’ve added another screening this week: The Soloist (opens in the U.S. on April 24, and in the U.K. on September 11), the Jamie Foxx-Robert Downey Jr. movie about crazy musical genius. It’s from director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and screenwriter Susannah Grant (Catch and Release, Charlotte’s Web, … more…

trailer break: ‘American Violet’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Can I just say: I love Tim Blake Nelson. He’s always amazing without every being showy about it — he just sneaks up on you and makes sure you can never, ever forget how amazing he is. American Violet opens in the U.S. on April 17; no … more…