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Review: 'Orphans'

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The inherent dramatic insularity of Lyle Kessler's play about two urban outcast brothers and the Mephistophelian gangster who transforms their hermetic world is driven by the inspired energies of its…

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Review: 'Maurice'

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Maurice, based on a posthumously published novel by E.M. Forster, is a well-crafted pic on the theme of homosexuality. Penned in 1914 but not allowed to be published until 1971 (a year after…

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Review: 'Little Dorrit'

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Little Dorrit is a remarkable achievement. For writer/director Christine Edzard the epic project [from the novel by Charles Dickens] was obviously a labor of love, and what she has accomplished on a…

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Review: 'Hearts of Fire'

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It is unfortunate that the last film of helmer Richard Marquand, who died shortly after completing it, should be Hearts of Fire. As an epitaph it leaves something to be desired, failing to fire on…

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Review: 'Best Seller'

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Best Seller combines the sinister appeal of James Woods at his cold-blooded best with the gruffly lovable persona of Brian Dennehy as a literary cop; on the level of detective thriller, it's a real…

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