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Here is what's new on home video for fans of indie, foreign-language, documentary, classic and grindhouse films. New Indie While it didn’t get nearly as much media coverage as Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s, Skate Kitchen (Magnolia Home Entertainment) tackles a similar milieu – troubled teens create a chosen family with their fellow skateboarders – and does so from a female point of view. Documentary filmmaker Crystal Moselle makes her fiction debut, blending real-life skateboarders making their screen debuts alongside Jaden Smith (fitting in comfortably, having seemingly shed his nerves from After Earth). These skater girls are tough, vulnerable, funny and have each other’s backs, and the film achieves a glorious lyricism in an often...
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