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Review: ‘Filament’

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Part youth-rebel movie, part dysfunctional family yarn, Jinsei Tsuji's "Filament" pushes the quirky button a little too hard throughout. Likable but overstretched comedy-drama about a bunch of…

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Review: ‘Road Movie’

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Billed as South Korea's first "gay movie," but actually a triangular affair in which one character is bisexual, "Road Movie" slowly gathers dramatic moss once its characters hit the highway. Fests of…

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Review: ‘Spacked Out’

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A docudrama-like look at schoolgirls in a rough district of Hong Kong, "Spacked Out" breaks little new ground despite good performances from the first-time cast. Themes of drugs, abortion and general…

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Review: ‘Wu Yen’

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A slightly overlong spoof of Cantonese costume movies of the '50s and '60s, "Wu Yen" is best enjoyed -- despite all its cross-dressing and apparent sexual subtext -- as a pure lark, with three big…

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Review: ‘Brats’

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A harried yet compassionate Czech couple copes with its rambunctious Romany adoptees and the small-town prejudices they spark in "Brats." Pitched somewhere between family drama and social criticism…

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