Ronnie Scheib

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Review: 'Oriume'

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"Secret" of dealing with senility turns out to be fairly commonsensical, and pic for a time seems cogent and convincing in tracing treatment's positive effects both on granny and the rest of the…

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Review: 'Light Drops'

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As a colonialist childhood memoir, "Light Drops" exerts a Huck Finnish charm all its own. Helmer Fernando Vendrell has a knack for evoking the lazy idyllic days when 14-year-old protagonist, Rui…

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Review: 'The Gatekeeper'

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Would-be muckraking thriller "The Gatekeeper" plunges its uptight and identity-conflicted Mexican-American antihero into the grim underworld of illegal aliens. Actor-turned-director John Carlos Frey…

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Review: 'The Dauphin'

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Part failed moodscape and part Bunuel-by-numbers, "The Dauphin" dallies with specimens of the idle rich in Portugal circa 1968. Script, based on a noted novel, paints in broad, sweeping strokes its…

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Review: 'The Last Train'

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A vintage train, soon to be shipped to Hollywood, is "kidnapped" by three senior citizens and a little kid for a last glorious run in helmer Diego Arsuaga's "The Last Train." Despite the Herculean…

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