News for Jan. 10, 2006

DVD Tuesday: Bell is 'The Chumscrubber'

1/10/06, 2:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Out on DVD today is Jamie Bell's 'The Chumscrubber': At first glance perhaps evoking the despair-beneath-the-hedges genre, The Chumscrubber possesses a wondrous sense of American magic realism uniquely its own. First-time director Arie Posin is also exceedingly generous toward his characters; investing each of the players in his large cast with a novelistic sense of empathy, ambiguity, and complexity. A work of brutal, uncompromising honesty The Chumscrubber is also, somehow, miraculously devoid of vitriol. [More]