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Review: 'Sausalito'

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Featuring one of Maggie Cheung's best and least-mannered perfs in years, "Sausalito" is a wafer-thin romancer between two 30-ish Chinese in California with the flavor of early Lelouch and buckets of…

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Review: 'Fag Hag'

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A rollicking, trashy and frequently quite clever ode to the eternal search for validation and self-esteem by ordinary people with no discernible talent, "Fag Hag" strikes and mostly sustains a…

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Review: 'Even Stevens'

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Judging by the one episode allotted for review, the Disney Channel's new original series "Even Stevens" is OK: It mines the young teen territory that Nickelodeon rules and is amiable enough, but…

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Review: 'The Visitant'

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A Falklands War vet is visited by the shade of a dead buddy who wants to get laid in "The Visitant," a risibly plotted psychological drama that may have worked as a broad comedy. First feature by…

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Review: 'Passionately'

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Willfully opaque during its first half, and intense and moody throughout, "Passionately" is a nervous and disjointed tale of star-crossed lovers that could be given the handle "Chronicle of Two…

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Review: 'Dreamers'

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A bittersweet little indie about Hollywood's power to corrupt, co-opt and compromise, "Dreamers" reps a notable debut from Chinese native Ann Lu. Pic boasts visual poetry and unexpected irony that…

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Review: 'Owls' Castle'

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Veteran helmer Masahiro Shinoda, 70 next year, brings a quirky spin to genre material with "Owls' Castle," a big-budget but surprisingly intimate yarn about ninjas in 16th century Japan. Less talky…

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