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The Visitor

Actors like Jenkins don’t always graduate to starring roles, either because they don’t get the break or because they just aren’t suited to carrying a film. He has his first starring role in The Visitor, but in a way it’s still a supporting part. It’s certainly a character you can’t imagine being played by a “star.”

Chicago 10

Kids do love their cartoons. And given that “kid” these days encompasses the majority of that all-important 18-to-24-year-old demographic, it makes sense to offer animation in a story that you suspect young people wouldn’t otherwise bother with.

Planet B-Boy

A quarter of a century ago most audiences may have gone to see Adrian Lyn’s Flashdance for its silly, crudely inspirational story of a female welder in Pittsburgh who aspires to become a ballerina, or for Giorgio Moroder’s driving pop score, but some young, inner-city males in New York were much more interested in its breakdancing scenes, the first appearance of this hip-hop art form in a popular movie.

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