Reviews

  • Film

Review: ‘Swing’

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Former disco queen Lisa Stansfield makes a solid thesping debut as an earthy jazz diva in this crowd-pleasing, tune-packed pic from Britain, where it recently opened (courtesy Entertainment Film)…

  • TV

Review: ‘Fly Girls’

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After last week's almost messianic arrival of "The Phantom Menace" and its entirely fictitious heroes, the PBS documentary series "The American Experience" offers a welcome antidote of patriotic…

  • Film

Review: ‘Rosetta’

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Anchored by a performance of grim determination and almost feral instincts from its lead actress, "Rosetta" is an extremely small European art movie from Belgian brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne…

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Review: ‘Deterrence’

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Though not in the same class as the celebrated '60s nuclear-confrontation pics --- "Fail Safe," "The Bedford Incident" and especially "Dr. Strangelove" --- "Deterrence" is nevertheless an effective…

  • Film

Review: ‘Moloch’

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Alexander Sokurov has been carving out a rep for himself among serious festgoers in recent years, culminating in what some saw as his finest work, the 1997 "Mother and Son," a sublimely poetic mood…

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Review: ‘Kikujiro’

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A complete departure from the lyrical violence of his gangster films, Japanese actor-director Takeshi Kitano's "Kikujiro" is an unremittingly sentimental road movie that represents a substantial…

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