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Review: ‘Drum’

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"Drum" offers an intelligent and affecting take on political radicalization in 1950s Johannesburg.Taye Diggs gives a riveting performance as an apolitical black sportswriter who evolves into a…

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Review: ‘Saint Ralph’

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Even though it sprints along a well-trod path through familiar territory, "Saint Ralph" remains compelling as it follows the misadventures of a young long-distance runner in Hamilton, Ontario during…

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Review: ‘Autumn’

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In "Autumn," a coolly stylized drama of discontented killers and philosophical felons in a bluish-gray Paris, Ra'ap McGee pays homage to the kind of French crime thrillers that Jean-Pierre Melville…

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Review: ‘On The Outs’

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Theatrical prospects are iffy, but "On the Outs" could leave an impression in fest and noncommercial venues. Gritty docu-style drama skillfully entwines stories of three young women drifting in and…

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Review: ‘White Skin’

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"White Skin" is as colorless as its title suggests. Anemic thriller about Montreal grad student who discovers unfortunate secrets about his sickly girlfriend isn't sufficiently outrageous to click as…

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Review: ‘Real Life’

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Substance abuse, star-crossed romance and uncloseted skeletons greatly complicate lives of the rich and fatuous in "Real Life," Panos Koutras' borderline-ludicrous drama about the decadent elite of…

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