Dennis Harvey

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Review: 'Silent Men'

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Prolific Canadian indie maker Bashar Shbib once again puts quantity ahead of quality in "Silent Men," his first DV-shot feature. Cast-improvised pic about a biological-clock-ticking heroine…

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Review: 'The Distance'

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Sports doc "The Distance" offers a look at boxing through a sometimes hazy structure further fuzzed by moments in which frequently on-camera helmer Ash Adams seems on the verge of focusing the pic on…

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Review: 'A Cantor's Tale'

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Delightful docu "A Cantor's Tale" casts a fond eye back at the "golden age" of chazzanut and its star performers in the Brooklyn of yesteryear, while also profiling one of the form's most significant…

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Review: 'My 100 Children'

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The story of Lena Kuchlar Silverman has already been told in several books, a TV-movie and other treatments. Docu "My 100 Children" may prove the definitive version, however, as it features not only…

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Review: 'Arye'

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"Arye's" offbeat story by co-scenarists Alexander Gelman and Roman Kachanov is seriously undercut by latter's flat-footed direction. Pic's mix of heavy themes and whimsy never quite gels. Still…

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