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Review: Short Term 12

In college I minored in non-profit administration and took several courses with social work majors. While I wanted to help kids, they often exhibited a need to save kids. I sometimes wonder how many of them ended up beaten down and broken by a dispassionate system, or their impassioned selves? Director Destin Cretoon’s Short Term 12 asks similar questions, and ... Read More »

Review: The Spectacular Now

“It’s really human of you to listen to all my bullshit,” is maybe Molly Ringwald’s best line from the teen classic Sixteen Candles. It speaks to the hours we all spend as teenagers complaining, droning narcissistically about ourselves, and waxing poetically. It’s also disarmingly innocent and earnest at the same time—which also happens to be the perfect description of The ... Read More »