Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

" Is there a man in the world who suffers as I do from the gross inadequacies of the human race? "
— Monty Woolley, The Man who Came to Dinner

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Baadasssss

Through it all we root for Mario-as-Melvin, who makes a good, likeable hero. —Marty Mapes (review...)

Mario, Melvin, or Sweetback, he's one Baadasssss

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Atsuko Okatsuka

  • Lake Los Angeles (2014)

    Sanchez makes a new home in Lake Los Angeles Review by Marty Mapes: Ott and crew tell a tale of two immigrants

  • Pearblossom Hwy (2012)

    Okatsuka looks for a ride on Pearblossom Hwy Review by Marty Mapes: Young adults fight against failure

  • Littlerock (2010)

    Atsuko decides to stay in Littlerock, USA Review by Marty Mapes: Everyday America thrown into stark relief under the stare of visitors