Daniel Lorber

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Review: 'Just Write'

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A slight, occasionally embarrassing indie with a decidedly Hollywood spin, "Just Write" (which won the prize for best film at the 1997 Santa Barbara Film Festival) nonetheless provides some guilty…

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Review: 'Jerome'

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Adroll, shrewdly structured indie gem, "Jerome" is like a quiet version of a Coen brothers movie. Splendidly crafted and inspiring in its simplicity, pic has a future much brighter than the offbeat…

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Review: 'Next Time'

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A taut character study about an interracial friendship that develops over time in a South- Central L.A. laundromat, "Next Time" proves impressive and absorbing despite an overly theatrical script and…

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Review: 'Stolen Heart'

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A patient, "Fargo"-inspired Canadian low-budgeter about a kidnapping gone awry, "Stolen Heart" is a witty crime movie that refreshingly devotes more care to character relationships than to the…

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Review: 'Pure Killjoy'

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Aponderous neo-noir, "Pure Killjoy" is marred by a thoroughly disorganized narrative and a miserable protagonist. Theatrical, video or cable distribution is a long shot for this occasionally kinky…

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Review: 'No Exit'

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Aviolent, Scorsese-inspired foray into the squalid world of the East Harlem Italian Mafia, "No Exit" includes all the expected scenes of tortures, on-the-quick body dumpings, extreme pathos and…

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Review: 'Laughing Dead'

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A gloomy futuristic tale about desperate junkies prowling city streets for another fix, "Laughing Dead" is a tiresome "Blade Runner"/"Strange Days" wannabe that will barely expand beyond its debut…

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Review: 'Inner Traveler'

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An existential tale about the spiritual journey of a gravely injured man, "Inner Traveler" features a grabbing opening sequence but degenerates into a tiresomely ostentatious philosophical tract…

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