David Stratton

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Review: ‘Twist’

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In the closing credits of his first feature, "Twist," Canadian actor-turned-director Jacob Tierney thanks Charles Dickens, whose well-loved novel is the basis of this pic. Perhaps Dickens wouldn't…

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Review: ‘The Python’

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As she demonstrated in her award-winning shorts and her first feature, "The Shoe" (1998), Latvian filmmaker Laila Pakalnina has a distinctive approach. Her new film, "The Python," which is her first…

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Review: ‘Threads’

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Moroccan born, Chicago-based filmmaker Hakim Belabbes returned to Bejjaad, the village where he was born, to make "Threads." Pic is about a dying exile going home with his daughter, who speaks no…

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Review: ‘Code 46’

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Michael Winterbottom's second festival outing this year, "Code 46" is an intriguing but only partly successful co-mingling of film noir and sci-fi. The main difficulty is a lack of chemistry between…

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