Monthly Archives: May 2005

The Fifty Greatest Character Actors…Ever!

Dave is put­ting together a list. He’d bet­ter not for­get my favour­ites: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, M. Emmet Walsh, John Turturro, and the ines­tim­able Jack Kehler.

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Lost Children

Lost Children (Germany/Uganda, 2005, Directors: Ali Samadi Ahadi, Oliver Stoltz, 98 minutes): All three of the films I saw today were about “chil­dren in peril” but none were more hor­ri­fy­ing than this one. Northern Uganda has been caught up in … Continue read­ing

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Bunso (The Youngest)

Bunso (The Youngest) (Philippines/United Kingdom, 2004, Directors: Ditsi Carolino, Nana Buxani, 64 minutes): Tony is 13, Diosel and Bunso are 11. They are in prison for steal­ing. All around them are hun­dreds of other inmates, both minors and adults. The … Continue read­ing

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Xiara’s Song

Xiara’s Song (USA, 2004, Director: Liz Garbus, 36 minutes): Xiara is a pre­co­cious 7-year-old whose beloved father is in prison. She is not alone. More than 10 mil­lion chil­dren in the US have a par­ent incar­cer­ated. This film exam­ines the … Continue read­ing

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