Reviews

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Review: 'Ready to Run'

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The girl-and-her-horse story is given an ethnic twist and little else in Disney's entertaining, feel-good pic "Ready to Run." Director Duwayne Dunham creates a total fantasy world, not just of…

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Review: 'Out of Sync'

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Milli Vanilli may have grabbed lip-synch headlines in the late 1980s, but the story of Martha Wash and her work for the C&C Music Factory and Black Box, in which photogenic young women appeared in…

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Review: 'Pedestrian'

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A genial deconstruction of cinematic storytelling conventions and cliches, "Pedestrian" reps a clever, witty debut by scripter-helmer Jason Kartalian. Though the comedy may be too mild overall to…

Review: 'Madama Butterfly'

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The times are long past when opera at the Hollywood Bowl could mean hordes of Valkyries riding their steeds down the nearby hills or elephants and camels parading in an Egyptian grand march. Unstaged…

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Review: 'Icebox'

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It may still be finding its way around the programming arena, but Netcaster Icebox.com offers up some of the cleverest cartoon content available in cyberspace from a team of producers and writers…

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Review: 'Pippin'

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When "Pippin" opened on Broadway in 1972, the running time was a fleeting and functional 118 minutes. In its reincarnation at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., the song-and-dance odyssey of…

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Review: 'History Lessons'

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After some 75 shorts and features, many too didactic or insular for all but a small core audience, 61-year-old pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer ("Nitrate Kisses") has pulled…

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Review: 'Trade Off'

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This important and potentially incendiary docu records the events leading up to last November's showdown at the World Trade Organization confab in Seattle, when the forces of capitalism battled an…

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Review: 'Orpheus Descending'

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I don't want realism, I want magic!" sounds the protagonist's alarm in another, better-known Tennessee Williams play, but much the same request could be made of the new London revival of "Orpheus…

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