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Review: ‘Fanny’

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Septuagenarian Czech director Karel Kachyna assembles a reserved, sometimes touching story of a retarded woman in the care of her successful but rigid sister. Though "Fanny" benefits from solid…

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Review: ‘War and Peace’

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Leo Tolstoy's 1868-69 "War and Peace" includes heroism among its many topics, and there can hardly be a more heroic -- some would say foolhardy -- gesture than adapting this novel for the stage. The…

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Review: ‘The Honor’

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A Kazakh melodrama set in the '50s, "The Honor" is a powerful statement against the not-too-distant maltreatment of women in the Central Asian republics. Along with a strongly told and well-acted…

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Review: ‘Temptation’

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Veteran director Barbara Sass takes an old standby -- a nun torn between love and duty -- and gives it a fresh wimple with "Temptation," a talky but involving drama that boasts top-notch playing and…

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