Eddie Cockrell

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Review: 'Best Wishes!'

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A cocky young Prague cab driver spends his birthday mollifying a crafty pensioner in the strained comedy "Best Wishes!" An unsophisticated laffer for undemanding local auds, pic will have an…

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Review: 'Destiny'

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An intriguing premise remains largely unfulfilled in helmer-scribe Miguel Pereira's "Destiny," a thoughtful fish-out-of water drama about a bogus priest's influence on a small Argentine village that…

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Review: 'Mezcal'

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"Mezcal" is every bit as dour as the gifted-but-determinedly-pessimistic helmer Ignacio Ortiz's last round, 2003's "Bedtime Fairy Tales for Crocodiles." Smashing tech package earned pic a gaggle of…

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Review: 'The Substitute'

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An idealistic young educator, overwhelmed by the unruliness of his teenaged charges, receives lessons in class control from an old-school disciplinarian with questions of his own in the no-nonsense…

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Review: 'Rafters'

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The way to first love is fraught with waterlogged peril in Czech teen laffer "Rafters." Warm weather version of popular domestic hit "Snowboarders," from the same helmer and with commensurately…

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Review: 'Jam'

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The five-year struggle to revive the fortunes of the San Francisco-based American Roller Derby Assn. provides the backdrop for "Jam." Engaging portrait of eccentrics doggedly pursuing their…

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