Jay Weissberg

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Review: 'City Limits'

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Attempting to resurrect the glory days of Italian police thrillers, helmer-scribe Andrea Costantini takes all the elements of a good cop show and then overloads them with jittery angst. "City Limits"…

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Review: 'Marja's Love'

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A strong autobiographical current runs through Finnish-Italian multihyphenate Anne Riitta Ciccone's two features to date, but she's still struggling in her sophomore outing, "Marja's Love," to find a…

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Review: 'Arisan!'

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Indonesian helmer Nia diNata's crowd-pleasing satire "Arisan!" is an amusing blend of camp sophistication with candy-coated pleas for self-fulfillment. The titular get-togethers are theme-oriented…

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Review: 'On the Down Low'

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Broadening the thematic horizon of gay features isn't enough to compensate for pedestrian handling, as witnessed by "On the Down Low," an amateurish if well-intentioned attempt to merge a Latino gang…

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Review: 'Just Do It'

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An ear for authentic dialogue can sometimes be too true to life, as evidenced by Francesco Apolloni's well-intentioned grapple with the isolation of contemporary society, "Just Do It." Two friends…

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