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Review: ‘Amazon’

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A misanthropic jewel thief and an impetuous lady astronomer end up making mismatched music together thanks to a little visitor from another planet in "Amazon." Unpretentious, gently paced and…

Review: ‘Peter Salett’

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A relative unknown from the Gotham club circuit, Peter Salett entered the small Mint stage with a reputation for hot 'n' heavy perfs and a writing style tailor-made for soundtracks. His performance…

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All My Sons

Review: ‘All My Sons’

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A tree, and the odd engine cylinder or two, aren't the only things that crack in the new London revival of "All My Sons." As directed, rivetingly, by Howard Davies, Arthur Miller's first Broadway hit…

Orator
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Review: ‘Orator’

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Poor packaging botches a potentially fascinating tale from an obscure corner of the former Soviet empire. Experts in Russian history and Central Asian languages might be able to decipher the…

Friends
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Review: ‘Friends’

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Contempo German cinema is hardly short on crimers set against a Turkish ethnic background, but "Friends" stands out from the pack thanks to precise direction, strong playing by its leads and a spare…

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Review: ‘First Love’

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A charming coming-of-ager with no sex or heartbreak, "First Love" is a clever riff on familiar material that has its main character blossom into young womanhood through the proxy experience of her…

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