Update one of Shakespeare's comedies and set it in a contemporary high school and you get something as light and forgettable as 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU. Do the same to one of the major tragedies and you wind up with something else entirely: Beverly Hills, 90210
with a body count. Case in point: this dark, intelligent treatment of Othello
from writer-director Tim Blake Nelson. The "dusky Moor" in this case is no Venetian general, but a thoroughly modern sort of hero. Odin James (Mekhi Phifer) is the star point guard at Charleston, South Carolina's cushy Palmetto Grove Academy. An NBA star in the making and the apple of Coach Duke Goulding's (Martin Sh...