Richard Kuipers

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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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Review: 'Oyster Farmer'

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A newcomer shakes up a tight community in "Oyster Farmer," a well-observed study of outsiders distinguished by precise performances from a well-cast ensemble. "Oyster" should strike a winning chord…

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Review: 'Hamlet X'

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"Hamlet X" is an uncompromising collage on themes of guilt and identity. Created by Australian multimedia maverick James Clayden, pic hangs its sensory assault on an ex-prisoner whose personality…

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Review: 'The Crop'

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A cash-strapped nightclub owner turns marijuana farmer in Down Under clunker "The Crop." Privately financed and distributed comedy-thriller is torpedoed by inadequate performances, impoverished…

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