Deborah Young

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Review: 'The Other'

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Another painstakingly shot but uneventful exercise in the less-is-more style of Argentine arthouse cinema, Ariel Rotter's "The Other" short-circuits an intriguing premise about the Pirandellian…

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Review: 'Armin'

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A mini-drama illuminated by carefully observed detail and touching moments but fraught with the frustration of an under-powered storyline, "Armin" just misses being a charmer.

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Review: 'The Last Man'

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Plugged as the first Lebanese vampire movie, "The Last Man" is a curiosity item in the genre and, in more ways than one, a bloodless art film. Though it sucks a lot of weird atmosphere out of Beirut…

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Review: 'Falafel'

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The misadventures of a young man on his way to a party offer an easy intro to new Lebanese cinema in "Falafel," chronicling the country's post-civil war emptiness with a light touch as it zaps…

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Review: 'Amina'

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Arab women as the victims of injustice is an evergreen film topic. In "Amina," Yemenite documaker Khadija Al-Salami finds a women's prison the source of 1,001 tales -- mostly horror stories -- but…

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