Richard Kuipers

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Review: 'Puppy'

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Psychodrama-cum-oddball romance "Puppy" has many intriguing twists, but they lead to plausibility potholes. Backwoods-set tale of a delusional male who kidnaps a suicidal female he thinks is his…

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Review: 'Nitaboh'

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Though not in the elite technical class of Japanese animation, "Nitaboh" scores top marks in storytelling. Focusing on the early years of musician Nitaro Akimoto (1857-1928), who overcame blindness…

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Review: 'The Magician'

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A talkative Melbourne hitman and his long-suffering marks are engaging company in "The Magician," an Aussie mockumentary cut from the same cloth as Belgian cult item "Man Bites Dog" (1992). Pic looks…

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Review: 'Everything'

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"Everything" is a forcefully executed, slow-burning thriller told through a series of meetings between an aging prostitute and a troubled john. Marked by strong perfs from Ray Winstone and Jan…

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Review: '2 Girls'

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Fast and furious female bonding is the energy driving "2 Girls" to rail against their elders and just about everything else in Istanbul. Kutlug Ataman's first feature since 1998's "Lola + Bilidikid"…

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Review: 'Jewboy'

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A trainee rabbi questions his religion in "Jewboy," a consistently involving character study set in Sydney's Hasidic community. Australian writer-director Tony Krawitz emerges as a talent to watch…

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Review: 'The Extra'

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Derivative of funnier satires of the film business, "The Extra" charts a bit-part player's pursuit of stardom while tangling with underworld types and Z-grade producers. Jimeoin McKeown is likable as…

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