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Review: 'Whale Music'

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Curtain raiser for the Toronto film fest, "Whale Music" is an offbeat, tuneful romance just a shade too quirky to swim in the mainstream. The oddball saga of a burned-out rock star and the tough…

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Review: 'East of Eden'

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The Western Stage's "East of Eden" is an inspiring act of theatrical chutzpah , particularly for a company well removed from any large metropolitan center. Its nine full hours (excluding two meal…

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Review: 'Skallagrigg'

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"Skallagrigg" is a well-crafted and beautifully acted BBC production with solid theatrical potential. The marketing challenge will be to convince audiences this is not a story about disabled…

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Review: 'Cradle Song'

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For those who've been waiting for a high-quality nun movie, "Cradle Song" will be blessed relief. Winner of special prizes from two juries in Montreal, this fourth Spanish-lingo version of Gregorio…

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Review: 'Timecop'

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Despite a marketable concept and first-rate production values, director Peter Hyams delivers a curiously flat sci-fi comic-book actioner starring the ever limber Jean-Claude Van Damme. While an…

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Review: 'Second Best'

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The agonizing process by which a withdrawn man and his troubled adopted son grow to know and love each other is minutely charted in "Second Best." Nicely acted, the film is nevertheless so modest in…

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Review: 'Captives'

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Sharp direction and on-the-nose central performances by Tim Roth and Julia Ormond put some shine into "Captives," a dramatic love story between a con and a middle-class rebel that reps an interesting…

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