Leslie Felperin

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Review: ‘Haze’

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TV documaker Ricardo Costa revisits his hometown in "Haze," a cloudy, shapeless film about the sleepy Portuguese coastal burg of Peniche. Both pic and town are full of mazy streets that lead to no…

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Review: ‘Uncut’

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"Uncut" doesn't fool around with subtlety. Centered almost entirely on thesp Franco Trentalance's penis, bawdy pic resembles a radio play with its offscreen voices, as protag, Ciccio, bedridden with…

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Review: ‘Us’

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Sensual but ultimately unsatisfying, "Us" unfolds a tale of alienation, seedy sex clubs and an almost-affair in an unnamed Portuguese city. Although its comely cast is never less than watchable, pic…

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Review: ‘Adieu’

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Although "Adieu" features beautiful Super 16-shot footage, an eerily unsettling soundtrack and good perfs, this oblique Gallic exercise in pretension is unlikely to say "bon jour" to auds anywhere…

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Review: ‘Mods’

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Best viewed as a dance movie with long spells of mannered dialogue, short feature "Mods" is a whimsical oddity, surreal but often amusing. Imitating French New Wave cinematic tics, film has a weird…

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