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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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Review: ‘Comedian’

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German-speaking Switzerland's big hit this season (topping 150,000 admissions), "Comedian" makes light fun of death and aging in a retirement home while showing affection toward its cast of feisty…

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