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Review: ‘Lives’

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Portraiture at its very best, "Lives" is an artist's sketchbook concentrated on four well-lived, 60-year-old lives. Filmmaker Alain Cavalier ("Therese") seems totally guileless as he introduces his…

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Review: ‘The Chateau’

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An improvised culture-clash comedy shot on digital video in the south of France with only a story outline, "The Chateau" represents a complete change of pace from Jesse Peretz's 1997 debut, the…

Chiara Caselli, Stefano Dionisi
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Review: ‘Sleepless’

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Putting aside the visceral horror and supernatural chills that have been his trademark for more than 20 years, Dario Argento returns to the style and setting of his early thrillers with "Sleepless."…

Marc Krinsky, Chris Baran
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Review: ‘Lansdown’

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Another low-budget entry in the never-ending neo-noir sweepstakes, tyro feature helmer Tom Zuber's "Lansdown" -- winner of the Cinequest Fest's juried Best First Feature Award -- recycles familiar…

"Promises"
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Review: ‘Promises’

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Looking through the eyes of seven Israeli and Palestinian children living in and around Jerusalem, "Promises" provides deeply humanistic insight into the complexities of the Middle East conflict that…

Trivell
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Review: ‘Gang Tapes’

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Much dross has been served up under the mockdoc moniker -- especially since "The Blair Witch Project" became the most imitable indie ever -- but "Gang Tapes" manages to pull off a conceit previously…

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