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Review: ‘The Widower’

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Montreal's so-so competition this year could have used something as perfectly realized as "The Widower." Admittedly, this Aussie production -- buried in the Cinema of Oceania section -- was already…

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Review: ‘Little Sky’

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One man and a baby are quite enough for "Little Sky," Argentine director Victoria Menis' third feature. Simple, unsentimental story may find those very qualities make it a tad too whole-grain for…

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Review: ‘Hari Om’

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"Hari Om" emerges a pleasant but formulaic effort that may be too Westernized for Indian auds and too commercially superficial for Western arthouses. Still, smartly produced tale of a French beauty…

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Review: ‘Writer of O’

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Pola Rapaport's "Writer of O" benefits from an interesting subject -- Dominique Aury aka Pauline Reage, pseudonymous author of erotic literary classic "The Story of O" -- even if the treatment isn't…

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Review: ‘Brides’

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Veteran Greek helmer Pantelis Voulgaris' 10th feature, the primarily English-language "Brides," is old-fashioned in both tone and virtues. This tale of mail-order brides crossing the Atlantic from…

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Review: ‘Red Dust’

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Brit TV helmer Tom Hooper's bigscreen debut "Red Dust" is a respectful, well-crafted, but unmemorable drama about South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process. Given the track record of major…

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