Jay Weissberg

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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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Review: 'Night Corridor'

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The cinematic equivalent of fusion cuisine, gothic tale "Night Corridor" proves that too many influences spoil the soup. Novelist-photographer-filmmaker Julian Lee serves up this devilish brew with…

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Review: 'Roundtrip'

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Local 2001 hit "Santa Maradona" signaled novice helmer Marco Ponti as an energetic stylist, and, in his sophomore follow-up, "Roundtrip," he's expanded his visual vocabulary while maintaining a…

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Review: 'Rent-A-Husband'

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Renting a script doctor rather than a spouse might have worked better for helmer Ilaria Borrelli's cartoonish feature debut "Rent-a-Husband." As the comedy is populated by high-pitched caricatures…

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Review: 'The Jokes'

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A multi-generational cast of well-known Italian comics performs one skit after another in "The Jokes," a mildly amusing but largely forgettable entry from prolific helmer Carlo Vanzina. Punch-lines…

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