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Review: 'Walking On Water'

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An AIDS movie in which the victim dies 15 minutes in, "Walking on Water" treads a wobbly course between right-on sincerity, apparent black comedy and acres of mutual grieving as it charts the effects…

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Review: 'Final Hope'

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Covering some of the same territory as Andreas Dresen's telepic "The Policewoman," but in a less grungy way, "Final Hope" is a well-made drama about a determined woman from Lower Saxony who gets a…

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Review: 'Master Of The Game'

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There's a provocative premise at the heart of "Master of the Game," but uneven acting, indifferent direction and melodramatic dialogue blunt pointed ironies. Script by producer-star Uygar Aktan might…

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Review: 'Book of Love'

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The romantic comedy "Book of Love," which is subtitled "The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs" and has been in distribution limbo since its completion four years ago, is a pleasant piece in the…

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Review: 'The Mesmerist'

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A self-consciously campy riff on '50s cheapie-creepies, "The Mesmerist" plays like a mercilessly extended version of an uninspired "Saturday Night Live" sketch. Helmer Gil Cates Jr. encourages his…

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