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Review: ‘Tashan’

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Yash Raj's quality-control department seems asleep at the switch in the high-gloss caper-actioner "Tashan," the Mumbai mini-major's latest star-laden vehicle. Starting out with a playful first hour…

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Review: ‘Ara’

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Working in a much more low-budget, personal mode than in his previous features "9" and the entertaining "Istanbul Tales," multihyphenate Umit Unal comes up with a very Euro-flavored Kammerspiel in…

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Review: ‘Havar’

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The well-documented subject of "honor killings" gets a fresh lick of paint in Mehmet Guleryuz's "Havar," in which a simple mistake assumes life-or-death proportions within a tiny, tradition-bound…

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Review: ‘The Storm’

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A long-limbed, seemingly semi-autobiographical portrait of student activism during '90s Turkey, from the p.o.v. of a country kid in the big city, "The Storm" makes far more engaging viewing than it…

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Review: ‘Going on 13’

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Following a quartet of lower middle-class Bay Area minority girls over four years at school and home during their fourth- to seventh-grade years, well-intentioned observational docu "Going on 13"…

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Review: ‘Newcastle’

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Being a surfing movie, "Newcastle exists to (1) put pretty young people in very few clothes, and (2) capture via acrobatic cinematography the kinetic glory of people riding huge waves on relative…

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