cinematic roots of: ‘Step Up 3D’

In *Step Up 3D,* street dancers in New York City meet other tough dancers in a battle to the death… or at least for the prize money to save their world from being foreclosed. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

How She Move (review)

These kids today, with their funky step dancing and their vibrant street culture and their desperate attempts to raise tuition for private school. Where did we go wrong with them?

Rize (review)

You’ve heard of the great war between the Los Angeles gangs the Crips and the Bloods, right? But have you heard of the longstanding rivalry between the Clowns and the Krumpers? Neither had I, and I felt a bit like slinking down in my seat in embarrassment while watching *Rize,* the powerfully moving new documentary about this Southern California dance craze.