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Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning Review


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The final leg of the Ginger Snaps series takes us back in time 150 years, where the presumed progenitors of Ginger and Brigitte are found in the Canadian frontier. Oddly, they still sound like valley girls. Anyway, there's a werewolf bite, Ginger gets snappy again, and, well, you know the drill as the body count rises. A mega-prequel is an interesting way to finish things off, but the film is too brooding and comparatively actionless to merit much interest.

Skins Review


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The trials and tribulations of Native Americans and their "Warsaw" ghetto reservation lands are tough subjects to interpret for both a filmmaker and viewing audience. The fertile grounds of social injustices, governmental mockery, human indecency, and the slow erosion of community heritage are tackled in Native American Chris Eyre's well-intentioned but underexposed sophomore feature, Skins.

The film focuses on two Sioux brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation - one of the largest pieces of land granted by the government for "re-settlement" of Native American tribes. Rudy (Eric Schweig) is the local arm of the reservation's law enforcement and spends the better part of his night shifts rounding up drunken Indians and breaking up domestic disputes on the reservation. His brother Mogie (Graham Greene, looking like a beached whale) is one of the reservation's infamous drunks, due in part to a stint in Vietnam and the typical, abusive father.

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