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Review: 'Panic Room'

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A thinking-man's women-in-jeopardy picture, "Panic Room" does about as much as humanly possible with its deliberately restricted one-setting premise. Smartly plotted, convincingly acted and…

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Review: 'The Rookie'

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Deftly constructed to stoke the baseball-phenom fantasies of coulda-shoulda-woulda middle-aged guys and fields-of-dreaming young diamond studs, "The Rookie" is poised to score major league jack as an…

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Review: 'Alive'

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A young woman's reaction to being gang-raped gets incongruously glossy treatment in Sandrine Ray's Gallic debut feature "Alive." Not exactly exploitative, pic is nonetheless so glib and glam it seems…

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Review: 'The Trespasser'

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A potentially gripping sociopolitical thriller is undercut and eventually overwhelmed by empty stylistic flourishes in "The Trespasser," Brazilian helmer Beto Brant's disappointing follow-up to his…

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Review: 'Teknolust'

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Unlike her fine work in last year's Sundance entry "The Deep End," Tilda Swinton is on automatic pilot and in "icon" rather than "actress" mode in "Teknolust," her second teaming with writer-director…

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Review: 'War and Peace'

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"War and Peace" is a frightening examination of the continuing confrontation between nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan. Exhaustive treatment given this volatile subject by radical filmmaker Anand…

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Review: 'Good Hands'

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While on the lam in a small Estonian burg, an attractive Latvian thief with ice water in her veins learns the value of loving and being loved before moving on to more mischief in engaging charmer…

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Review: 'Baader'

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It's perhaps fitting that "Baader," Christopher Roth's sure-to-be-controversial biopic about '70s West German celebrity terrorist Andreas Baader and his rise from small-time car thief to leader of…

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