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Review: 'Rosebud'

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Political tumult story, involving Palestine Liberation Organization terrorist kidnapping, is a bland and unexciting film. Peter O'Toole heads the cast as a Briton, secret agenting for the U.S., who…

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Review: 'Peeper'

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Peeper is flimsy whimsy. In the can for a year after being made under the title Fat Chance, director Peter Hyams' limp spoof of a 1940s private-eye film stars Michael Caine as a fumbling gumshoe and…

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Review: 'F for Fake'

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Orson Welles has reworked the docu material of Francois Reichenbach on noted art forger Elmyr De Houry, made for TV about 1968, into an intriguing, enjoyable look at illusion in general and his own…

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Review: 'Cooley High'

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Cooley High is pitched as a black American Graffiti, and the description is apt. Furthermore, you don't have to be black to enjoy it immensely. The Steve Krantz production is a heartening…

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Review: 'Zandy's Bride'

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Zandy's Bride is a good period frontier romantic melodrama starring Gene Hackman as a gruff cattle rancher and Liv Ullmann as the mail-order bride who softens him up. Star performances sustain Jan…

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