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Review: 'Blue Spring'

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Based on a graphic novel by Taiyo Matsumoto, Nippon youthpic "Blue Spring" is a rather pretentious rite-of-passage drama whose stylish aspects both flatter and expose a lack of much real depth. At…

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Review: 'Bio-Cops'

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The zombie flick may be dead -- not undead, just dead -- in its original homelands of the U.S. and Italy, but it's still lively enough to chomp the occasional neck in Asian horror markets. This…

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Review: 'The Journeyman'

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Tyro writer-helmer James Crowley's West Texas-shot "The Journeyman" is a refreshingly traditional Western, albeit one that never quite locates a distinct tone between elements of straightforward…

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Review: 'Made-Up'

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"Made-Up" reps a promising, if uneven, directing debut from thesp Tony Shalhoub, here teaming with wife Brooke Adams for this self-described "coming of middle-age comedy." The story of a…

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Review: 'Photos to Send'

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In color video, "Photos to Send" sensitively reunites people in Ireland's verdant County Clare who were first captured on B&W stills in 1954 by renowned U.S. photojournalist Dorothea Lange. Using the…

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Review: 'April'

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Debuting helmer Konstantin Murzenko sets up a routine-looking hired-killer plotline but then neatly turns the Russian mob movie genre on its ear with unexpectedly sustained doses of sly wit and…

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