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The Prodigy
Childhood possession horror leaves us in two minds
"...Unsurprisingly, The Prodigy is at its best when it takes an earnest..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Pure Bone Gristle: Prodigy
Mobb Deep MC falls into Soul Rebels’ second line
"...Famous for his gritty street persona, Prodigy put his stamp on rap beginning in the early..."

Sept. 18, 2014 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Meet Austin’s Funk Prodigy D-Madness
Blind purveyor of soul, hip-hop, and reggae takes us behind the curtain
" a limitation. According to Jacqueline, as a young prodigy, Dwayne once told an incredulous Merv Griffin on his..."

July 28, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Country Prodigy Signs a Major Deal and Gets a Major Boost
Local teen musician Ty Myers signs with major label

July 1, 2024 Music Post by Camila Villarreal

The Prodigy & the Prodigal
Sons of the Fathers Beck & Cauthen ally beyond neo-Americana

March 29, 2013 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

The Last Song
Miley Cyrus steps out of her Hannah Montana comfort zone to play a rebellious teen in this Nicholas Sparks melodrama.
"...been the first.) Though she plays a troubled music prodigy in The Last Song, Cyrus is not heard singing..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis
A time-traveling tennis prodigy scores in this sports anime
"...manga, Shinsei Gekijouban Tennis no Ouji-sama, about time-traveling tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen...."

May 6, 2022 Movie Review

Mickey and the Bear
Life on the front line of the opioid crisis
"...the moment at least, as Cable McCrory, the IT prodigy on the CBS drama Bull – and it’s a..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brad's Status
Ben Stiller shines in this character study
"...Melanie (Fischer) in Sacramento while he accompanies his musical prodigy son Troy (Abrams) on a tour of Ivy League..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A child prodigy gets caught up in a custody battle
"...a Florida backwater boat monkey and she’s a child prodigy who’d probably ace Will Hunting in any mathletic competition...."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hidden Figures
True story of NASA's black women mathematicians
"...each actress creates a captivating character. As the math prodigy Katherine Johnson, Henson plays both nerdy and feisty; Monáe..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Queen of Katwe
This Disney film rises above the usual underdog sports cliches
"...outside Kampala, Uganda, discovers that she is a chess prodigy, and, with help from her coach, pursues her dream..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Man Who Knew Infinity
Mathematics prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan is the subject of this biopic
"...the film primarily focuses on the relationship between the prodigy Ramanujan and his Cambridge University mentor G.H. Hardy (Irons)...."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Big Hero 6
Witty charm, lively animation, and a swift pace help this animated superhero story rise a cut above.
"...Teenage prodigy Hiro (voiced by Potter) prefers ’bot-fighting in the back..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

God Help the Girl
Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's first film is a charming movie musical in the key of Mod.
" eating disorder, Eve (Browning) is a bangs-and-bob musical prodigy who forms a band with her best friends, gloomy..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

If I Stay
A mixture of hollow heartache and honest feelings mark this teen drama that stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a cello prodigy caught in medical limbo between life and death.
"...step further, hamfistedly equating the romantic woes of cello prodigy Mia (Moretz) with a post-mortal limbo from which her..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Chico & Rita
The music, scored by Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, is the real star of this animated movie.
"...charts the tempestuous romance between two musicians, the piano prodigy Chico and saucy chanteuse/muse Rita. (Voice actors Limara Meneses..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mozart's Sister
Wolfgang had a sister who was also a musical prodigy. Guess which sibling the history books remember.
"...five years his elder. Nannerl was also a musical prodigy, with a talent that, according to some accounts, rivaled..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, and Jason Bateman, and directed by the writer of Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium has whimsy coming out of its ears.
"...At his side are Molly Mahoney (Portman), a former child-prodigy piano player who has since grown up into simply..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Balls of Fury
Goofy pingpong comedy gets by on the amiable nerd panache of chunky lead Dan Fogler.
"...lead Fogler (School for Scoundrels). As the former pingpong prodigy Randy Daytona, he's such a sweet-natured slacker that you..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stomp the Yard
Although littered with clichés and shopworn manipulations, this film's intervening dance sequences are so captivating that it’s almost possible to forget you’ve seen this movie a hundred times before.
"...original. The film’s hero, D.J. (Short), is a dancing prodigy with a chip on his shoulder, and when we..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

"...coming-of-age story, whose central figure is the 13-year-old violin prodigy Xiaochun (Tang). Life for Xiaochun changes when his single-parent..."

June 27, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Luzhin Defence
"...and Peter Blythe. “Patterns keep repeating themselves,” exclaims chess prodigy Alexander Luzhin (Turturro) in a moment of discovery that..."

May 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Finding Forrester
"...a reclusive J.D. Salinger-type writer (Connery) and the inner-city prodigy (Brown) he nurtures. The script, by Nicholls fellowship winner..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Woman on Top
"...almost criminally endearing as Isabella Oliveira, a Brazilian cooking prodigy who dumps her unfaithful husband (Benício) and flees to..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...literature. Based on the life story of this child prodigy, Shine tells the story of this artist's life --..."

Dec. 25, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Horny teenagers in goofy clothes avert eco-disaster and triumph over the government.
"...mix that grabs everything from techno-superstars Orbital and the Prodigy to the brooding ambience of Underworld and Leftfield. Needless..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

High Lonesome
"...and African antecedents to such latter-day proponents as fiddle prodigy Alison Krauss. It creates an almost dramatic flow that..."

March 25, 1994 Movie Review by Rob Patterson

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Ruby Jane's no longer the innocent
"...turned 21, Ruby Jane Smith is a 17-year-old fiddle prodigy whose next trick is to reinvent herself as a..."

June 29, 2012 Music Feature by Adam Schragin

ACL Music Fest Friday Interviews
The Childish Prodigy mellows out, goes hi-fi
"...genres, ripping into druggy garage punk on 2009's Childish Prodigy and tuning a mellower pop vibe across last year's..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

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