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Review: 'Esther Kahn'

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The early scenes offer modest promise. The Kahn family works in the garment business in London's East End, a milieu that, given its limited cinematic exposure, stands to offer an interesting…

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Review: 'Medea'

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Whatever alchemy powers the ongoing collaboration between director Deborah Warner and actor Fiona Shaw has is as potent as ever: Their new "Medea" is as risky as it is riveting and blows a huge gust…

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Review: 'Eastside'

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Films don't come much stiffer than "Eastside," a low-budget redemption tale that offers up a warm-'n'-fuzzy twist on the life of an inner-city hoodlum. Dull perfs and duller dialogue add up to…

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Review: 'The Foul King'

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A downtrodden bank clerk moonlights as a rule-breaking wrestler in "The Foul King," a potentially knockabout local comedy that's given surprising substance by measured direction and performances. The…

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Review: 'The Diplomat'

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When vet documentary director Tom Zubrycki and his team commenced filming this portrait of East Timorese independence leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jose Ramos Horta two years ago, they could…

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