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Review: 'Macbeth'

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If you're going on an ego trip, you might as well travel first-class. So why is Kelsey Grammer, the lovable star of TV's "Frasier" and a man who can certainly afford luxurious accommodations…

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Review: 'Esther Kahn'

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Studiously misguided in its attempt to chart a lower-class girl's rise from turn-of-the-century Jewish slum to leading lady on the London stage, "Esther Kahn," English-lingo debut by French auteur…

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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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Review: 'Destiny in Space'

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Forget the expensive pyrotechnics of "True Lies" and the high-tech time-tripping of "Forrest Gump." The most amazing special effects in any contemporary pic are those in "Destiny in Space," a…

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