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Review: 'Tilt'

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Named for the sharp jolt that prematurely ends a pinball game, "Tilt" is an odd, insular road movie about a handful of lost souls bouncing off of each other in the vast dusty expanse of Spain's lower…

Koyuki, Yosuke Kubozuka
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Review: 'Laundry'

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One of the most striking discoveries at this year's Montreal fest, "Laundry" is an offbeat character comedy that announces a talent in writer-director Junichi Mori. Pic builds in a precise, organic…

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Review: 'Neutral'

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A ragtag group of Swiss conscripts gets itself into hot water during routine maneuvers in "Neutral," an original and thrilling "what if?" scenario leached of much visual tension by decision to shoot…

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Review: 'Pretty Things'

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A half-baked, fundamentally ludicrous tale of usurped identity set in the sleazy fast lane of the Paris-based music biz, ultra-trashy "Pretty Things" is rescued and partially redeemed by a bang-up…

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Review: 'Heidi M.'

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A middle-aged shopkeeper in the "new" Berlin struggles to find peace and purpose in "Heidi M.," a rewardingly low-key drama about average lives in a rapidly changing metropolis. Although too slight…

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Review: 'The Unsaid'

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A prominent psychologist who quit after his son's death is drawn into an exceptional case with drastic repercussions in "The Unsaid." Carefully plotted venture is nicely crafted on all levels and…

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Review: 'Purple Sunset'

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A didactic tale of international understanding amidst the dying embers of WWII, "Purple Sunset" throws together a Chinese, a Russian and a Japanese as they feud and bond in the Manchurian taiga…

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