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Review: 'Deathrow'

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A creditable prison ensembler, prolific helmer Joel Lamangan's "Deathrow" keeps sentiment and overblown melodramatics to a fair minimum by Filipino cinema standards. Somewhat diluted by inessential…

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Review: 'An Adolescent'

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Award-winning actor Eiji Okuda turns to direction for the first time with "An Adolescent," a classically made and surprisingly moral tale about a sexual relationship between a middle-aged small-town…

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Review: 'Beijing Rocks'

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A pleasant enough picture for the most part, despite being short on substance, Mabel Cheung's "Beijing Rocks" breaks new ground by bringing Hong Kong production values to bear on a contemporary…

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Review: 'Guns & Talks'

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A black character comedy about four unlikely professional assassins, "Guns & Talks" works fine when all its cylinders are clicking, but needs tightening by at least 20 minutes if it's to replicate…

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Review: 'Marsinah'

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The rape and murder of a labor activist sparks an increasingly arcane investigation in "Marsinah," an old-style, politically aware movie (based on a true event) that's now a rarity in Southeast Asian…

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Review: 'Louba's Ghosts'

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A drama filled with emotional land mines about history's mercilessly long reach, "Louba's Ghosts" reunites writer-helmer Martine Dugowson with her acting muse Elsa Zylberstein -- as well as narrative…

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Review: 'Nomads'

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The lives of four lonely losers intersect violently in "Nomads," an extremely stylized and resolutely bizarre exercise from Madrid-born first-time helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. Deliberately…

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