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Review: 'Operazone'

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Bill Laswell never met a genre he couldn't tinker with. He has coaxed career performances from metal-mongers Motorhead and White Zombie, dabbled in Middle Eastern musical mosaics and added his…

Review: 'Lucy Pearl'

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The R&B "supergroup" Lucy Pearl made their impressive L.A.-area debut at the overflowing House of Blues, where the trio and their fine backing band brought together winning elements of hip-hop, soul…

Review: 'Got Phat?'

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Dressed in black slacks, sweater and tuxedo jacket, Vanessa Marshall struts onto the bare Hudson Avenue Theatre stage, strikes a pose and utters, "You're looking at a plus size model." As she…

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Review: 'Sunday's Dream'

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A slight letdown after his well-received debut, "Fishes in August" (1997), Yoichiro Takahashi's sophomore film is a visually striking but dramatically thin exercise in alienation. No doubt this is a…

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Review: 'Some Voices'

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A pleasant but ultimately unsatisfying dramedy of two brothers trying to start over in their relationship, "Some Voices" runs out of gas in the final stretch after a promising first half. Good…

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Review: 'Other Girls'

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An apprentice hairdresser on the cusp of 16 is determined to lose her virginity in "Other Girls," a modest yet convincingly handled first film that incorporates justified adolescent angst while…

Review: 'Ojai Festival'

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Tucked into the hills above Ventura, Calif., the village of Ojai may be accustomed to its annual transformation from idyll among the orange groves to teeming new-music minefield, yet this year's…

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Review: 'Muggers'

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Finally getting a cinema release in Australia after a year on the shelf (pic was on offer in the 1999 Cannes market), "Muggers" emerges as a fresh, funny black comedy with something to say about…

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