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Aug 17 2012

Oslo, August 31st

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 17, 2012.) I feel like I’ve finally internalized one of the differences between European cinema and American cinema after being exposed to more of the former. American cinema chooses to focus on the surface aspects of their subjects, often going for “eye-catching” over depth. European […]
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Aug 17 2012

Oslo, August 31st

(This review was originally published on August 17, 2012 at Reel Film News) He’s sitting in a café, absorbing the activity around him. He listens to a young woman reading a list of dreams and aspirations to her friend at a nearby table; a group of girls joke about suicide; a man and woman small-talk […]
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Jul 13 2012

Ballplayer: Pelotero

(This review was originally published on July 13, 2012 at Reel Film News) Pawns in the politics of Major League Baseball and their scouting protocol in the Dominican Republic – an island making up almost 20% of the professional talent that populate the fields of America’s favorite sporting pastime – are two sixteen-year-old prospects hoping for the payday promised by a phone call that comes on the sacred 2nd […]
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