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Review: ‘Vidocq’

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The world's first completed theatrical feature shot entirely on hi-def digital video, 19th-century crime thriller "Vidocq" is a nonstop barrage of visual bravado and frenetic editing in the service…

William H. Macy, Laura Dern
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Review: ‘Focus’

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The academic fascination inherent in great writers' formative or abandoned works is often best left to fascinate academics -- a point proven once again by "Focus," a drama drawn from an obscure 1945…

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Review: ‘Tilt’

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Named for the sharp jolt that prematurely ends a pinball game, "Tilt" is an odd, insular road movie about a handful of lost souls bouncing off of each other in the vast dusty expanse of Spain's lower…

Koyuki, Yosuke Kubozuka
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Review: ‘Laundry’

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One of the most striking discoveries at this year's Montreal fest, "Laundry" is an offbeat character comedy that announces a talent in writer-director Junichi Mori. Pic builds in a precise, organic…

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Review: ‘Neutral’

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A ragtag group of Swiss conscripts gets itself into hot water during routine maneuvers in "Neutral," an original and thrilling "what if?" scenario leached of much visual tension by decision to shoot…

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Review: ‘Heidi M.’

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A middle-aged shopkeeper in the "new" Berlin struggles to find peace and purpose in "Heidi M.," a rewardingly low-key drama about average lives in a rapidly changing metropolis. Although too slight…

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