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Review: ‘Anatomy’

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Boasting a gutsy performance from sturdy young German star Franka Potente ("Run Lola Run"), "Anatomy" is creepy, sometimes gruesome, widescreen fun that pushes all the right buttons. Out-performing…

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Review: ‘One Night’

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While German troops set up headquarters in a bombed-out Russian school, a frightened young girl takes food and medicine to some wounded flyers hidden in the attic. Shot in 1944 amid razed buildings…

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Review: ‘A&R’

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Most novels about pop music fixate on how the troubled but talented recording artist gets screwed over by the big bad business; this first novel, by a veteran industry journo and senior veep at VH1…

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Review: ‘Last Resort’

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Starting out like a gritty docudrama and slowly morphing into a shy love story, "Last Resort" manages the difficult task of being unsentimental but touching. Made for the BBC's specialized second…

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Review: ‘Convicts’

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However involuntarily comic "Convicts" looks today, it was viewed as a straight prison tale when it came out in 1936. Based on scriptwriter Nikolai Pogodin's official play about how the gulag gently…

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