Ernest Hardy

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  • The latest entry in the evergreen nature horror genre (Jaws, Arachnophobia, Piranha), David Hackl's Into the Grizzly Maze -- not to be confused with the similarly named and -themed Grizzly, from 1976 -- is steeped in clichés,...

  • The Occupy movement persists in fits and stutters around the globe, and though its inability (stateside at least) to resolve internal issues around race, class, and gender shouldn't be ignored, neither should its successes. One of those is the...

  • Yoga's journey from 5,000-year-old spiritual practice to means to achieving flat abs and tight glutes encapsulates the interlocked processes of cultural appropriation, ravenous capitalism, and the Western ability to reduce everything to a trend....

  • Trailers for The Good Lie make it appear that a Spunky Nice White Lady (Reese Witherspoon) takes under her wing a group of young Sudanese immigrants who arrive to the U.S. via a humanitarian program, only to have culture clash lead to...

  • Working in an emergency room, where patients might be all but stacked on top of one another, the ability to zero in on crucial patient information, to extract essentials in order to make prioritizing assessments for treatment, can literally mean...

  • The triptych of masculinities at the core of director Jim Mickle's Sundance hit Cold in July (he co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Damici) pull double duty; they lead the viewer down a nerve-wracking rabbit hole of violence, gore, and...

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