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Review: ‘Honeymoon’

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Ahigh-gloss comedy about three femmes who vow to get even with their faithless menfolk, "Honeymoon" is like a German version of "The First Wives Club" without the elaborate plotting and physical…

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Review: ‘Hit Me’

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Lacking genuine suspense, erotic charge and intriguing characters, all crucial elements for an effectively pleasing film noir, Steven Shainberg's feature debut, "Hit Me," is arguably the weakest…

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Review: ‘The Delta’

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Set in Memphis, "The Delta," Ira Sachs' feature directorial debut, is an original but severely flawed gay-themed drama about the complex relationship between a white suburban adolescent and a…

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Review: ‘Helpless’

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A small-scale riff on the existential yakuza genre, "Helpless" doesn't go anyplace much, but shows first-timer Shinji Aoyama as a young director who knows what he wants. This is primarily festival…

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Review: ‘The Border’

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An impeccably lensed but tediously old-fashioned adaptation of a novel about two generations of Italian soldiers stationed in Yugoslavia's Istrian peninsula, "The Border" looks like ripe material for…

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Review: ‘Sotto Voce’

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Classic American film noir is given an Argentine twist in "Sotto Voce," with director Mario Levin paying homage to the atmospheric, hard-boiled Hollywood detective of the 1940s. Like "The Big Sleep,"…

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Review: ‘Foreign Moon’

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Agentle, often very perceptive light drama about a young mainland Chinese woman's emotional dislocation in London, "Foreign Moon" marks a belated return to form by director Zhang Zeming a decade…

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Review: ‘Scream’

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Director Wes Craven is on familiar turf with his latest thriller, "Scream." The setting is a small town, the protagonists are teens, and there's a psychotic killer on the prowl. But he may have gone…

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Review: ‘Family’

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Helmer Fernando Leon, 28, makes an auspicious debut with "Family," an engaging, warm and surprisingly mature satirical comedy, set over a single day, which manages a new take on an old theme. Pic's…

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