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Review: 'Wish Me Luck'

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A put-upon high school student holds his class hostage at gunpoint in "Wish Me Luck," a partly successful attempt at something new in Turkish cinema -- crossing drama, comedy and action in a…

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Review: 'Maruf'

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Serdar Akar, whose well-observed sophomore feature, "Offside," drew some attention on the fest circuit, returns with the rather more conventional "Maruf," a drama of traditional conflicts set in a…

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Review: 'The Waterfall'

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A strong cast, mixing youngsters with veterans, and smooth production values make "The Waterfall" a consistently entertaining, if hardly original, period dramedy. Full of colorful characters in a…

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Review: '9'

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An investigation into a killing through a series of cross-cut interviews with suspects, this first pic by Umit Unal would seem better suited to the written word or legit stage, although it did…

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Review: 'Innowhereland'

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Refusing to believe her missing son is dead, a mother journeys to the wilds of Anatolia in "Innowhereland," a borderline pretentious, somewhat retro slice of "committed" Turkish cinema given dignity…

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Review: 'Spellbound'

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"Spellbound" follows eight kids of wildly disparate ethnic, class and regional backgrounds from their respective hometowns to Washington D.C. for the finals of the National Spelling Bee…

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