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Review: ‘Convicts’

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However involuntarily comic "Convicts" looks today, it was viewed as a straight prison tale when it came out in 1936. Based on scriptwriter Nikolai Pogodin's official play about how the gulag gently…

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Beach party

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Le Public Systeme, the PR firm whose film division runs the Deauville Festival of American Cinema, has some pretty good references: "A branch of this company organized the pope's last visit to…

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Doing it the Dino way

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When Dino De Laurentiis plunked down $10 million from his own pocket last year for film rights to Thomas Harris' "Silence of the Lambs" sequel, "Hannibal," it was a move that conjured echoes of a…

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Review: ‘Last Resort’

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Starting out like a gritty docudrama and slowly morphing into a shy love story, "Last Resort" manages the difficult task of being unsentimental but touching. Made for the BBC's specialized second…

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Review: ‘Comedian’

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German-speaking Switzerland's big hit this season (topping 150,000 admissions), "Comedian" makes light fun of death and aging in a retirement home while showing affection toward its cast of feisty…

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