Ronnie Scheib

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Review: 'Irish Eyes'

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A slick but curiously old-fashioned gangster movie, "Irish Eyes" simply packs up the old 1930s "Manhattan Melodrama"/"Public Enemy" plot and transports it to '80s Boston. Frosh writer-director David…

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Review: 'Wild Berries'

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Though billed as a black comedy, "Wild Berries" won't have anybody rolling in the aisles: Wry irony abounds in this tale of the disintegration of a family, but the revelation of what lies behind the…

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Review: 'El Cumple'

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A sportswriter's 38th birthday party provides the occasion for a portrait of a generation of middle-class Argentineans who have drifted into disillusionment and bitterness. Unfortunately, "El…

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Review: 'Walkers'

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Spanish helmer Fernando Leon de Aranoa, best known for his award-winning feature films, has crafted "Walkers," a simple-seeming docu of a small town in Mexico on the occasion of a visit by a band of…

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Review: 'Red Passport'

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A briskly-paced, well-crafted crime drama, "Red Passport" attests to the vitality of the N.Y. Latino film scene. Although pic is atypically rooted in classical Hollywood genre conventions, its…

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Review: 'Real Time'

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Shot in one long continuous take, "Real Time" creates surprising levels of tension as the viewer is dragged through 15 locations, tagging along with a gang of creeps as they pull off a heist and, one…

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Review: 'Monkey Business'

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On the surface, "Monkey Business" looks like another trio-of-bumbling-amateurs caper so common among low-budget indies these days. But behind the raucous facade, documentarian-turned-feature helmer…

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Review: 'Bola de Nieve'

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A disappointing, unfocused look at the life and work of the world-renowned Cuban singer/pianist born Ignacio Villa but known as Bola de Nieve, docu delivers great black-and-white 35mm archival…

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