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: ‘Detention’

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The socially conscious teen drama "Detention" shows some considerable filmmaking skills in young first-time writer-helmer Darryl LeMont Wharton. Script is a tad too concerned with dramatizing every…

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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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