Jonathan Holland

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Review: ‘Monobloc’

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"Monobloc" is a ponderous attempt by sophomore helmer Luis Ortega to achieve auteur status. Designed to be beyond total comprehensibility, the pic is love-it-or-hate-it fare featuring a strong cast…

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Review: ‘Gemini’

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Albertina Carri's "Gemini," which unveils the horrors beneath the surface of an Argentinean bourgeois family, might have been called "Argentinean Beauty." Not one to shirk from family tragedies…

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Review: ‘Opus’

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Mariano Donoso's "Opus" effectively rolls several shorts into a chaotic and often flawed whole. This dangerous strategy holds together only by virtue of the winsome self-deprecation of its director…

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Review: ‘Sevigne’

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A potentially unappealing premise -- neurotic crises among middle-aged members of Catalonia's chattering classes -- is made quirkily attractive in the bubbly low-renter, "Sevigne." Pic deserves…

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Review: ‘Queens’

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A lively, well-packaged but meaningless amusement from writer-director Manuel Gomez Pereira's one-man comedy factory, "Queens" is distinguished from a hundred other slick screwballers only by virtue…

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Review: ‘Fragile’

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Audacious and idiosyncratic, but wildly flawed in execution, the strangely ethereal "Fragile" reps helmer Juanma Bajo Ulloa's return to features after his 1997's socko hit "Airbag," to which this pic…

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