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Times Staff WriterTeen pictures in which kids square off in a competition form a genre unto themselves, yet the warm and wise "Roll Bounce" confounds all expectations. Writer Norman Vance Jr. and director Malcolm D. Lee dare to suggest that winning may not be everything,...
Times Staff WriterBack in 1971 Melvin Van Peebles, already one of the first black directors to have had a film in general release with "Watermelon Man" the year before, scorched screens across America with "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," a surreal odyssey in which Van...
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer2 stars (out of 4) How does a movie called "Holes" manage to have no center? That's one mystery this adaptation of Louis Sachar's popular older-kids novel doesn't address. The movie is all over the place, jumping around in time, place and tone. I haven'...
Tags: Henry Winkler, Sigourney Weaver, Eartha Kitt, Teen-agers, Movies
Times Staff WriterHis Nobel Prize for literature notwithstanding, Yiddish author Isaac Bashevis Singer was passionate about the satisfactions of writing for young people. Children, he once explained, will not read something just because the New York Times tell them to....
Tags: Henry Winkler, Adults, Theft, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Fox
Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of 4) In the movies as in life, is vigilante justice really justice? That's the question that plagued me throughout "Walking Tall," a remake of the 1973 hit movie of the same name, which spun off into two sequels and a television series....
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