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Review: 'Unfaithful'

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Adrian Lyne takes an uncharacteristically cool approach to adultery in "Unfaithful," a precision-tooled, moody study in the wages of betrayal. This refitting of Claude Chabrol's 1968 classic "La…

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Review: 'Deuces Wild'

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In its overwhelmingly artificial depiction of the street gangs that ruled Brooklyn's mean streets in the 1950s, "Deuces Wild" draws from a phony deck. The most antiquated aspects of "West Side Story"…

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Review: 'Leila'

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A potentially powerful story about a love affair that leads to a devastating clash of cultures, "Leila" is torpedoed by the inexplicable use of a narrator telling the viewer (in French) what's…

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Review: 'Hold My Heart'

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Two exquisite lead perfs and a story that, in all its simplicity, is both thrilling and (at least for a while) unpredictable, make "Hold My Heart" a surprisingly watchable drama. After his thriller…

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Review: 'The Reunion'

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Both funny and sad, "The Reunion" is another observational gem from filmmaking duo Mans Herngren and Hannes Holm. The two writer-directors show with brutal clarity that one's school days were far…

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Review: 'Alexandria'

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A daughter tries to untangle her mom's romantic past as the pair visit "Alexandria" in this good-looking but stiffly staged drama in which people sit around in nice clothes, drink wine and talk about…

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