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Review: ‘Nadine’

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Nadine is an innocuous souffle from writer-director Robert Benton so lightweight that in the end one can't help wondering where the film is. Set in Austin in 1954, Benton tries to get by on Texas…

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Review: ‘Last Rites’

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Last Rites holds certain interest but also often borders on the ludicrous, accommodating all the ripest themes that can be derived from the dilemma of being an Italo-American Catholic priest and son…

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Review: ‘Hello Again’

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Viewers are advised to be wary of any romantic comedy in which the ultimate resolution (and very life of the protagonist) depends on the answer to the question, 'Are you really ready for me to bring…

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Review: ‘Cry Freedom’

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Cry Fre; Editorom personifies the struggle of South Africa's black population against apartheid in the evolving friendship of martyred black activist Stephen Biko and liberal white newspaper editor…

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Review: ‘Black Widow’

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Lacking the snap and sharpness that might have made it a firstrate thriller, Black Widow instead plays as a moderately interesting tale of one woman's obsession for another's glamorous and criminal…

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Review: ‘Angel Heart’

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Even if it may be a specious work at its core, Angel Heart still proves a mightily absorbing mystery, a highly exotic telling of a small-time detective's descent into hell, with Faustian theme, heavy…

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