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Rosario Dawson Interview, Explicit Ills

17 March 2009 8:00 PM, PDT | | See recent MoviesOnline news »

MoviesOnline sat down with Rosario Dawson (“Sin City 2”) to talk about her new film, “Explicit Ills,” directed by actor Mark Webber (“Broken Flowers”) in his feature directorial debut. “Explicit Ills” follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia. The film also stars Paul Dano, Naomie Harris (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), Lou Taylor Pucci (“Thumbsucker”), Frankie Shaw, Tariq Trotter of The Roots, and introduces Francisco Burgos. In this lyrical and moving drama, disparate i »

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Explicit Ills - Movie Review

13 March 2009 8:04 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

A good first effort with heart felt acting but this film does not provide the thrills and spills some expect from inner city explorations First time director mark Webber took home the 2008 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for a Narrative Feature for his work on this film. It is a drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in the Badlands of North Philadelphia. A good kid gets the short end the stick, a tough kid gets a girl, rich kids learn the hard way and a middle class family gets a hard-won break but has tough road ahead. This film is the real McCoy, cats and kittens. Seven year old Babo (Francisco Burgos) »

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