Terry Zwigoff reunites with Daniel Clowes, his screenwriting partner on Ghost World (2001), for a hilariously acerbic look at the pretentious world of art school. Art School Confidential (2006) uses the coming-of-age experience of ambitious freshman painter Jerome Platz to skewer the self-important buffoons who traipse through the hallowed halls of a revered East Coast institution. No one’s safe from Zwigoff’s roving, cynical eye, and the director enlists top-tier talent like Anjelica Huston and Jim Broadbent to breathe life into his vicious caricatures. Sophia Myles sounds the truest note, however, as an artist’s model who captures the poor protagonist’s heart. The scene in which she strikes a pose for Platz’s class is worth the price of admission alone.