A stellar high school comedy with an A+ cast, a brilliant script loaded with witty dialogue, eye-catching cinematography, swift editing, and a danceable soundtrack.
Odie "Odienator" Henderson has spent almost 30 years working in Information Technology. He runs the blogs Big Media Vandalism and Tales of Odienary Madness. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.
A lover of film noir, musicals, Blaxploitation, bad art and good trash, Odie has been a Far Flung Correspondent since 2011. He has written for Slant Magazine's The House Next Door blog since 2006. He is the troublemaker responsible for the annual Black History Mumf series at Big Media Vandalism. His work has also appeared at MovieMezzanine, Movies Without Pity, Salon, and of course, here at RogerEbert.com.
In 2013, Odie entered the world of film festival programming, presenting 9 movies at the Off Plus Camera Film Festival in Krakow, Poland.
Based in the NYC area, Odie enjoys writing code almost as much as he enjoys writing prose. Something is wrong with that guy.
A tribute to the late, great John Singleton.
The best films of 2018, according to Odie Henderson.
A report from the New York Film Festival on two new films and a classic.
A dispatch from the New York Film Festival on two documentaries and two revivals of film noir classics.
A tribute to the Queen of Soul.
A feature on the RogerEbert.com pick for Best Supporting Actor.
Odie Henderson shares his favorites and highlights from this year's New York Film Festival.
A New York Film Festival report on three Big Apple premieres.
A dispatch from the New York Film Festival with works by Agnes Varda, Isabelle Huppert, and Vanessa Redgrave.
A recap of highlights of the 2016 New York Film Festival.