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Towelhead (review)

That extreme rarity of American film: a movie that is about a teenage girl’s fumblings through the confusions of early adolescence…

watch it: “tess has a stain on her dress”

Watch more cool animation and creative cartoons at aniBoom It’s amazing how evocative extremely simple line drawings can be. Amazing, too, that you barely realize there isn’t any dialogue — and if there were, it probably wouldn’t be in English. Another from the aniBoom Awards 2008 — this one is ranked No. 99.

awards contenders on DVD: the indies

December can feel overwhelming, for movie watchers, with all the awards contenders flooding the arthouses — if you’re in New York and Los Angeles — and multiplexes this holiday season. But it’s always true, too, that films from earlier in the year manage to get notice from critics groups in the pre-Oscar-nominations territory. Here, I … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Miracle at St. Anna,’ ‘Ghost Town,’ ‘The Duchess,’ ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,’ ‘Blindness,’ ‘Appaloosa,’ ‘Towelhead’

Even though my movie schedule doesn’t look any more jammed than usual, I’m trying to cram stuff in to accommodate my planned absence from press screenings for a week and half starting in the middle of next week. I swear, it’s almost not worth planning even half a vacation, partly a working vacation, for all … more…

trailer break: ‘Towelhead’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… A girl’s coming-of-age plus hot-button ethnic issues plus that cast (Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Toni Collette), and it’s all from Alan Ball? Excellent! I missed every damn screening of this, but I hope to catch it once it opens. Towelhead opens in limited release September 12.