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Gifted
A child prodigy gets caught up in a custody battle
"...Watching the trailer of Gifted, I felt I knew the whole film already, a..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Young, Gifted & Americana

April 19, 2013 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Idgy Vaughn a Gifted Talent

Nov. 6, 2006 Postmarks

Young, Gifted, Local

Feb. 10, 2006 Music Feature

Todd Smiley, Gifted

Dec. 20, 2004 Postmarks

El Jeremías
A boy genius searches for his destiny
"...about a young boy who learns he is a gifted child with an IQ of 160, El Jeremías (or..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

My All American
Longhorn legend Freddie Steinmark gets his due in this sports drama
"...Steinmark’s story, beginning with his early development as a gifted but undersized young athlete. Dad (Burke) runs speed trials..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chocolate
This spicy Thai actioner comes from the director of Ong Bak.
"...door to a Thai boxing academy. The preteen Zen, gifted with the sort of autism that allows her to..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Les Choristes
A box-office smash in its native France, this kindly and spirited film doesn’t exactly break the mold of the heartwarming, humanistic boarding-school dramedy.
"...a pupil’s parent, and you might expect a particularly gifted child to rise above his circumstances. In an odd..."

May 20, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Keeping the Faith
"...an assured debut, and Norton, happily, is apparently a gifted comic. Fight Club offered only a hint of what..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shazam!
DC finally gets to the heart of why we love superheroes
"...and superhero-obsessed middle child. But when Billy is suddenly gifted with unbelievable powers and can transform into the superhero..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Bohemian Rhapsody
"...rote conventions of the musical biopic: Mercury is the gifted young visionary whose family doesn’t understand him, who sends..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Science Fair
The future is as bright as these charming science kids
"...Fair (ISEF). It’s like a pageant for the scientifically gifted. There are hundreds of regional qualifying fairs, and the..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman disappears into the role of the beloved English statesman
"...To be fair to Wright: Not even the most gifted of filmmakers could make this completely fabricated scene plausible...."

Dec. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Mountain Between Us
This is what a boring plane crash movie looks like
"...Winslet and Elba and then forcing these two wildly gifted actors to ply their skills at 11,000 grueling feet..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Woodlawn
A high school football player embraces his religious faith
"...reviewed at press time. In this inspirational film, a gifted high school football player learns to embrace his talent..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Age of Adaline
Romantic hokum, well done
"...On the surface, Age is a low-stakes, high-concept romance, gifted with warm cinematography and lush period trappings. Assisted in..."

April 24, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Nightcrawler
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a terrifically fierce performance as a tenacious and delusional self-actualizer.
"...From that moment on, Lou is gifted with glorious purpose, set on finding himself a camera..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Life Itself
The life of Roger Ebert is celebrated in this documentary by the director of Hoop Dreams.
"...This deeply loving documentary by the gifted Steve James (Hoop Dreams), evokes the man, husband, friend,..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Unfinished Song
Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp bring vitality to their roles in film otherwise filled with cliches about aging and the curative power of singing your heart out.
"...must learn to find the uplift in song. The gifted veterans, Redgrave and Stamp, manage to imbue their characters..."

July 5, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

10 Years
This ensemble comedy follows a group of friends on the evening of their 10th high school reunion.
"...high school crowd. The ensemble cast is packed with gifted comic and dramatic players, but Linden doesn’t give anyone..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sound of Noise
Unique to a fault, this Swedish film is a daft police procedural and an absurdist comedy about musical terrorists.
"...(Nilson), the tone-deaf, music-hating scion of an otherwise musically gifted family...."

March 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Silent House
Silent House gives the game away too easily but it does have some effective shocks along the way.
"...now abundantly clear that Elizabeth Olsen is the artistically gifted Olsen sister, especially when it comes to the near-preternatural..."

March 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sugar
Sugar, by the makers of Half Nelson, follows a major league hopeful's path from a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic to stateside spring training and single-A ball in rural Iowa.
"...same stumbling block as so many other kids labeled gifted and talented – that is, when the pool widens,..."

May 8, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chris & Don: A Love Story
The 30-year-long love affair between writer Christopher Isherwood and artist Don Bachardy is lovingly documented.
"...to Leslie Caron, Bachardy eventually distinguished himself as a gifted portraitist. It’s the inclusion of these drawings to illustrate..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Superbad
Cera and Hill are comic gold in this comedy, which is from the Judd Apatow stable and which has credits populated with refugees from Arrested Development.
"...line throughout; Hill fulfills his fat-kid birthright as a gifted physical comedian. Mintz-Plasse, whose voice breaks every time he..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Shawn Badgley

The Guardian
Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher co-star in this action drama about the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, which is a surprisingly engaging character-driven picture.
"...his young hotshot protégé Jake Fischer (Kutcher), are both gifted but damaged, the best in the business at saving..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Carnage
Although maybe not a great film, Carnage is the most ambitious and assured feature debut in recent memory, and it is certainly distinctive.
"...casual viewing. But its challenges are worthwhile, and the gifted Gleize is one to watch...."

Dec. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

X2: X-Men United
"...schooling or being schooled at Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in Westchester, New York – are likely to..."

May 2, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Guy Thing
"...loses the woman he supposedly loves. Lee is a gifted comic. His work in Smith's Mallrats and especially Chasing..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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