About Ruben Rosario

Film: Reaching for the Stars

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The couch potato sits before the telly, opens a 4-pack of yogurt and scoops up the creamy contents, one heaping spoonful at a time. The hapless … [Read more...]

Film: Handcrafted Evocations

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The snow falls on the cobblestone street like tiny bread crumbs, a sight so delicate it feels as if it was breathed into existence. It doesn't take … [Read more...]

Film: Internal Affairs

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Steve Rogers stares dumbfounded at the gargantuan aircraft carriers, their shiny weaponry ready for deployment. His superior, the eyepatch-sporting … [Read more...]

Film: Far Out Deluge

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It's possible to explain the (many, many) ways Noah, Darren Aronofsky's loopy, enthralling retelling of the oft-told Bible story, departs from its … [Read more...]

Film: Auteurs de Force

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We admire their work, until we want to strangle them. That's the way it often goes with those idiosyncratic filmmakers who make their presence known … [Read more...]

Film: Praising MIFF, Dissing Speed

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You could feel it in the air. That excitement movie buffs from all backgrounds bask in as they share decades-old anecdotes and discuss recent … [Read more...]

Film: Clingy Ma, Brainy Paw

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They're joined at the hip, those two. Paloma, 35 and single, applies sunblock to her 15-year-old's back. That would be H├ęctor, doe-eyed, shy and … [Read more...]

Film: Disaster Movie Gladiators

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Your parents and grandparents might regale you with anecdotes of catching Richard Burton and Liz Taylor in period garb at the movie palace. Your … [Read more...]

Film: Oscar Shorts and the Wheelbarrow Dreamer

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It has often been noted that the Academy Awards have a casual relationship with excellence, even in years when there's a wealth of cinematic riches … [Read more...]