David Rooney

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Review: 'Ap' to Hioni'

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The fruitless odyssey of a trio of refugees from Albania to Greece provides a potent dramatic core to "From the Snow," but writer-director Sotiris Goritsas keeps his subject at arm's length…

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Review: 'Mati Sheng Sui'

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"Distant Trampling of Horses" revisits the historic 1935 Long March by Chinese communists in disenchanted terms. Arduousness, injustice, prolonged hardship and human loss are intimately depicted…

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Review: 'Legit'

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More smoldering glances than bullets are exchanged in the sweaty, Mexican siege movie "In the Middle of Nowhere." First-time helmer Hugo Rodriguez keeps the tension humming and cleverly sustains a…

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Review: 'Thessaloniki'

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A brief encounter sets an emotionally isolated girl's life in motion in "Lilly," firstfeature of Canadian director David Marcoux. Blending oddball melodrama, soap-operatic angst and earnest…

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