Geography Club

BB (out of 5) A class field trip yields more results than just research when Russell has a kiss in the rain with football jock Kevin. It’s witnessed by a fellow student who, you fear, will tell the whole school but instead invites the two of them to join her after-school Geography Club, which turns…

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The English Teacher

BB.5 (out of 5) Julianne Moore¬†lives an ideal existence as an English teacher in a small town, her daily rituals pre-arranged right down to her sensible meals. ¬†Her life veers off track when a former student (Michael Angarano) returns from the big city a failure as a playwright, forced by his narrow-minded father (Greg Kinnear)…

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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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