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Friends
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Review: ‘Friends’

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Contempo German cinema is hardly short on crimers set against a Turkish ethnic background, but "Friends" stands out from the pack thanks to precise direction, strong playing by its leads and a spare…

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Review: ‘First Love’

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A charming coming-of-ager with no sex or heartbreak, "First Love" is a clever riff on familiar material that has its main character blossom into young womanhood through the proxy experience of her…

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Review: ‘My Detox’

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The pre-credit Kurt Vonnegut quote comparing risk-taking artists to the canaries prized by coal miners for their sensitivity to danger sets the stage for "My Detox," a fictionalized telling of helmer…

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Review: ‘England!’

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A Russian illegal carrying the poison of Chernobyl in his bones becomes sidetracked in Berlin en route to "England!," a modest but involving graduation work by Achim von Borries, a German Film & TV…

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