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Review: ‘Stand-Ins’

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Alook at the darker side of the golden pre--World War II Hollywood era, "Stand-Ins" is a fairly engaging drama set in the less-than-glamorous world of stand-in actresses desperate to hit the big…

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Review: ‘Our Boy’

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British helmer David Evans ("Fever Pitch") provides a wrenching and unrelenting look at how a working-class husband and wife deal with the accidental death of their only son in "Our Boy." An…

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Review: ‘Upstate’

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Writer-director Steven O'Connor's first feature, "Upstate," is a well-intentioned attempt to explore the shadowy secrets that haunt one family, but there is a disconcerting absence of dramatic force…

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Review: ‘Other Men’

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Independent Italian producer Claudio Bonivento, who was instrumental in putting directors Marco Risi and Ricky Tognazzi and actor Claudio Amendola on the map with such films as "Forever Mery,"…

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Review: ‘Marthe’

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In "Marthe," humanist helmer Jean-Loup Hubert (best known for "Le Grand Chemin") expresses his disgust at the Great War's wastefulness, and in the process delivers an overlong examination of passion…

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