Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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Haxan (Witchcraft Through The Ages)

BBB (out of 5) Fascinating and creepy silent film from Sweden that deals with the mythology of witchcraft throughout the ages. Director Benjamin Christensen has fashioned an epic of information and fancy that details the many writings on the subject matter of devil worship, plus folklore and popular myths. In detailed sections of narration (through…

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