Ronnie Scheib

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Review: 'Wrestlemaniac'

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A $1,200 mockumentary that's as roughhewn as its subject, "Wrestlemania" wants to be the "Spinal Tap" of bargain basement body slamming. Pic follows the fortunes of two brothers, "Splinter" (Matthew…

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Review: 'Mystics'

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Whimsy is the word for "Mystics," which practically drowns in Irish blarney. Two elderly ex-vaudevillians (Milo O'Shea and David Kelly) operate a genteel seance scam until a recently deceased mob…

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Review: 'Beautiful Kid'

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A rare, non-moralizing look at growing up working-class Irish in the Bronx, "Beautiful Kids" spotlights a likeable trio of slackers whose alcoholism and drug use are treated with a casual acceptance…

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Review: 'Goldfish Memory'

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An upbeat Irish "La Ronde" with a gaggle of mainly gay, young and charming singles falling in and out of love with each other, "Goldfish Memory" manages to keep all its brightly colored balls in the…

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Review: 'The Glow'

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An extramarital weekend in the country turns metaphysical in Israeli helmer Igal Bursztyn's sci-fi allegory "The Glow." Parable takes place in an Israel so riddled with xenophobic paranoia that it…

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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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