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Chris Hanley made the scene at Cannes this year clad in khaki shorts and matching safari hat --- with ear flaps --- and a fire-engine red windbreaker.
Milos Forman proved once more he knows how to push the politically incorrect button in his native land. It's been 30-something years since he ran afoul of Brezhnev-era authorities and left…
While plowing the cinematic and dramatic ground already furrowed in films from "Brief Encounter" to "Last Tango in Paris," low-budget indie entry "Fall" fails to turn over new ground. Though its…
Despite intriguing echoes of Weill and Brecht in its seamy criminal characters and dank prison-life milieu, all played for laughs, "Life Is a Bluff" is mostly a bust. Oddly amiable, if one overlooks…
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