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Review: 'Streets'

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Despite its B-film framework involving a maniacal killer stalking street kids, Streets transcends its genre with a gritty and affecting portrait of a teenage throwaway struggling to exist in LA's…

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Review: 'Mr. Johnson'

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Capitalism and colonialism intertwine like a two-headed snake in this ponderous but well-made film. Director Bruce Beresford's modestly scaled followup to Oscar winner Driving Miss Daisy suffers from…

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Review: 'In the Spirit'

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Elaine May and Marlo Thomas make a memorable screen odd couple in In the Spirit. Kooky black comedy is an unusual case of big-name talent gathering with friends to make a low-budget pic freed of…

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Review: '¡Atame!'

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In contrast to Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this film harks back to Pedro Almodovar's earlier features where sexuality was a central theme. He has moved away from sight gags, shock…

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Review: 'The Hot Spot'

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Director Dennis Hopper just won't say no to kinky amorality, and that's all to the good in this twisting, languorous and very sexy thriller [based on Charles Williams' novel Hell Hath No Fury].

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Review: 'Quick Change'

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Bill Murray delivers a smart, sardonic and very funny valentine to the rotten Apple in Quick Change. Pic became Murray's directing debut (he shares the chores with screenwriter Howard Franklin) after…

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Review: 'Hamlet'

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Mel Gibson's best moments come in the highly physical duelling scene that climaxes the Shakespeare play. Otherwise, Mel's Hamlet is blond and Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet is bland.

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