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Review: 'The King'

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A casually engaging, matter-of-fact docu about champion one-legged Paralympic shot-putter Darko Kralj, Croatian helmer Dejan Acimovic's "The King" eschews earnest eyewitness testimonials to its…

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Review: 'Song for Marion'

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A sentimental tearjerker targeted at the over-50s who made "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" a box office hit, "Song for Marion" centers on an elderly curmudgeon caring for his ailing wife, who joins…

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Review: 'Bullitt'

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Conflict between police sleuthing and political expediency is the essence of Bullitt, an extremely well-made crime melodrama [from Robert L. Pike's novel Mute Witness] filmed in Frisco. Steve McQueen…

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Review: 'The Manxman'

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The Hall Caine novel from which this film was adapted is a weak one, but the director has done his best with it. All there is to the story is Pete, a fisherman, having Philip, an attorney, for a…

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