John Oursler

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  • It's particularly disappointing to watch a film "based on a true story," an interesting one at that, and suspect that what's on the screen must pale in comparison to what really happened. That nagging frustration overshadows Summer in...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    It's particularly disappointing to watch a film "based on a true story," an interesting one at that, and suspect that what's on the screen must pale in comparison to what really happened. That nagging frustration overshadows Summer in February, a ...

  • Making magnificent use of the Laotian landscape and tribal traditions, Australian director Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket is a coming-of-age tale infused with fantastic elements that more than compensate for its predictability. In every set of...

  • Father Adam (Andrzej Chyra) wears Illinois college swag while refereeing a soccer match for troubled teens in a backwoods Polish town. This and other visual cues immediately distinguish him as an outsider, though it's unclear why this man is...

  • For anyone itching to see Stephen Dorff portray an Israeli POW, your opportunity has finally arrived. Zaytoun follows Dorff's Yoni, an Israeli pilot imprisoned by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1982 Beirut. In captivity...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    For anyone itching to see Stephen Dorff portray an Israeli POW, your opportunity has finally arrived. Zaytoun follows Dorff's Yoni, an Israeli pilot imprisoned by the Palestinian Liberation Organization in 1982 Beirut. In captivity, he befriends F...

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