Jay Weissberg

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Review: 'Dogora'

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Notwithstanding Patrice Leconte's skills in drawing out beauty, his wordless reverie on Cambodia's landscape and people remains nutrition-free eye candy wrapped in an overblown musical pastiche…

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Review: 'Soundless'

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In his feature helming debut, scripter/thesper Mennan Yapo displays a confident, cool hand. Absorbing crime thriller is neither a cold analytical policer nor another funny hit man tale. With an…

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Review: 'The Verhoevens'

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Only the Paul Verhoeven of "Basic Instinct" fame gets an entry in most encyclopedias, but another Paul V. (no relation) directed nearly 40 pics and founded a film dynasty still active in Germany…

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Review: 'Villa Paranoia'

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Both a critique of frigid Scandinavian relationships as well as a rallying cry for self-fulfillment, writer-helmer Erik Clausen weaves in Moliere's satire "The Hypochondriac" as a way of commenting…

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Review: 'Memo'

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Leading Serbian adman turned helmer Milos Jovanovic orchestrates a stream-of-consciousness dream state in "Memo," his debut feature. Pic traces how war and totalitarian regimes toss one family along…

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Review: 'Blinded'

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Tension all but bursts out of the frame in writer-director Eleanor Yule's feature debut, a Gothic tale brewed with Zola-style realism and brought to life by a strong cast that sustains a heightened…

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