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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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Review: 'A Painful Pair'

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A young couple can literally feel each other's physical discomfort in "A Painful Pair," a DV-shot feature on the many aspects of love and infatuation that's sloppily developed and way overstretched…

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Review: 'Hart'

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A lightweight, Tuscan-set comedy about three women expecting babies, "Hart" slides between being pleasantly fresh and simply naif, like the title's childish misspelling of "heart." Debuting…

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Review: 'Julietta'

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Not even Leos Carax's "Pola X" was as loose an adaptation of a literary source as "Julietta," which spins Heinrich von Kleist's novella "The Marquise of O" into the trance-dance age as three…

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Review: 'A Tree of Palme'

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Sophomore feature by Takashi Nakamura, chief animation director on "Akira," among others, is an overlong, hopelessly confused mixture of kidtoon and grand spiritual statements, with not even a…

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