Rob Nelson

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Review: 'Operation Libertad'

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Failing as both a mock-doc and a leftist tract, Swiss director Nicolas Wadimoff's wishy-washy "Operation Libertad" follows young '70s-era Zurich revolutionaries whose ambiguously courageous attempt…

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Review: 'A Special Day'

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The opposite of illuminating, "A Special Day" merely trails, through Cannes' Palais des Festivals, the three dozen or so filmmakers who contributed shorts to the omnibus pic "To Each His Own Cinema"…

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holy motors
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Review: 'Holy Motors'

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Audaciously giving itself license to do whatever it wants, Leos Carax's narratively unhinged, beautifully shot and frequently hilarious "Holy Motors" coheres -- arguably, anyway -- into a vivid jaunt…

The We and the I
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Review: 'The We and the I'

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More admirable in theory than in practice, "The We and the I" finds pop-surrealist auteur Michel Gondry getting real with non-pro teen thesps, cast as chatty Bronx kids coming home from school on…

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