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Review: 'Mooncalf'

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Claude Mourieras' third feature --- the tale of an inbred farming family in a spectacular Alpine backwater --- puts a new spin on the dysfunctional family relationships he explored in his best-known…

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Review: '3 by Harold Pinter'

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It's often been said that the British love nothing more than a good mystery, but that alone cannot account for the particular charge offered up by that master of the enigma, Harold Pinter. Amid a…

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Review: 'The Nephew'

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Actor Pierce Brosnan makes his producing bow for his own banner, Irish DreamTime, in "The Nephew," marking the first Irish film in which he's acted in nearly a decade. Debuting director Eugene…

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Review: 'Love You, Too'

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Doug Lucie has made an impressive career in plays like "The Shallow End" out of skewering the mores and pretensions of the England he sees around him. But in his new play, "Love You, Too," the…

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Review: '14 Days to Life'

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Asleazeball lawyer ends up trapped by his own prison stunt in "14 Days to Life," a smoothly directed, well-scripted prison pic that slips its moorings only in the final reels. Handsome lensing and a…

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Review: 'Love Kills'

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Mario Van Peebles' new film, "Love Kills," might have been an entertaining farce about the rich and wannabe rich in Beverly Hills, but severely flawed pic lacks an intelligent script and a unifying…

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Review: 'The Bed'

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Part homage, part revisionism, "The Bed," from the Czech Republic, recalls the style and tone of productions from the region that caught the world's attention in the 1960s. A heady, fanciful yarn…

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Review: 'Leaf on a Pillow'

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Berlin Forum discovery Garin Nugroho takes the big step up to Cannes with "Leaf on a Pillow," fourth and best feature to date by the 37-year-old Indonesian helmer. Kaleidoscopic portrait of a bunch…

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Review: 'Taxman'

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A frustrated Jewish tax investigator teams with a frustrated Puerto Rican cop to solve a case involving Brooklyn's Jewish Russian Mafia in the ethnically over-pumped "Taxman." The complicated scam…

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