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Working on a directorial career for nearly 25 years, Boaz Yakin has been an extremely problematic helmer. There was mainstream success with 2000’s “Remember the Titans” and critical respect with 1994’s “Fresh,” but the rest of his filmography is littered with dire endeavors such as 2003’s “Uptown Girls” and his last effort, 2015’s “Max.” He’s drawn to tales of outsiders and identity, coming up with a genre tease in “Boarding School,” which initially seems like an off-kilter, Burton-esque study of damaged youths coming together to fight the evil of conformity (shades of “Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children”), but Yakin doesn’t possess that level of focus, going here, there, and everywhere with “Boarding School,” which fails to congeal as a mischievous chiller. It’s a big mess, but not without some appealing ideas and performances that manage to survive Yakin’s sluggish execution. Read the rest at 


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