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Review: ‘Farda’

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An unlikely co-producing partnership between Iran and Japan has borne sweet fruit in the form of "Farda." Gently charming seriocomedy about a Tokyo working man's reluctant but transforming trip to…

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Review: ‘Boxed’

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A claustrophobic crisis-drama that comes off a little too theatrically to be as provoking as it means to be, writer-helmer Marion Comer's feature bow "Boxed" reps an earnest if didactic stab at…

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Review: ‘Two Summers’

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The boredom endured by a motherless latchkey kid onscreen is all too close to the audience's plight watching "Two Summers," an earnest but dull drama that stretches underdeveloped material across two…

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Review: ‘Picaresque’

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The life of the Japanese writer known as Osamu Dazai becomes an all-too-familiar litany of too-sensitive-to-live behaviors -- suicide attempts, creative frustration, alcoholic tantrums, et al. -- in…

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