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Review: 'Casomai'

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Alessandro D'Alatri switches to commercial territory closer to his day job as an advertising director with "Casomai." Slick, snappy and backed by a billboard campaign that could be selling Benetton…

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Review: 'Femme Fatale'

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Rebecca Romijn-Stamos shines as the duplicitous title broad, a confident and ambisexual predator who would have been an even match for Catherine Tramell in "Basic Instinct." Written solo by De Palma…

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Review: '12 Past Midnight'

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A caper movie with good individual performances and a clever twist but not much else, "12 Past Midnight" is an OK sophomore helming outing from actor Bernd Michael Lade, serving a script whose main…

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Review: 'Presumed Guilty'

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Public defenders get a stirring defense of their own in "Presumed Guilty," an engrossing doc following five attorneys from the San Francisco Public Defender's Office through their cases. Fascinating…

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Review: 'Glissando'

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The bittersweet tone of "Glissando," with fine thesping found in offbeat desert locations, makes it a small gem deserving wider exposure. Highly literate father-son road saga, mostly set in the…

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Review: 'Shooting Stars'

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A chummy, funny sendup of the glamour and backstabbing of the pro sports world, "Shooting Stars" uses the same formula of expedient insouciance as Fabien Onteniente's previous hit, "Jet Set" (2000)…

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Review: 'The White Sound'

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Weingartner's digitally shot first opus where fiction is allowed only to simulate the "truth" about schizophrenia. Despite its hot-button subject in the Oscar-festooned wake of first "Shine" and now…

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Review: 'No Regrets'

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An unusual study of a self-centered teen's obsession with a pretty high school tease, "No Regrets" plays as an antidote to more conventional, middle-class youth dramas, with a basically unsympathetic…

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