3 1/2 stars

Pump Up the Volume; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Pump Up the Volume; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Strong central performance by Christian Slater carries weight of film’s extensive rhetoric.

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The Lookout (2007); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Lookout (2007); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

An exciting heist movie with character and thematic substance.

Where the Boys Are (1960); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Where the Boys Are (1960); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A surprisingly complex and engrossing tale of young love, sex, and sexism.

Clash of the Titans (1981); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Clash of the Titans (1981); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Strong narrative elevates special effects-driven film.

International Velvet; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

International Velvet; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A family film of surprising character depth set in the world of competitive equestrian.

Margie; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Margie; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A delightful confection of a movie about a teenage girl coming of age in the late 1920s.

State of the Union; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

State of the Union; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Legendary duo Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy shine in Frank Capra’s populist take on presidential politics.