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Review: 'Checkpoint'

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"Checkpoint" is a tautly structured exercise in suspense set in the war-torn Caucasus. The story centers on a ragged, poorly disciplined platoon of Russian soldiers that finds itself confronting…

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Review: 'Zonzon'

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In "Zonzon," Laurent Bouhnik takes the aesthetic high road, stylishly portraying the endless irritation and emotional privation of life behind bars. Discarding plot-based narrative momentum in favor…

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Review: 'Breaking Out'

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A public and critical hit at the Gothenburg fest, "Breaking Out" is a comedy with dark undertones that should enjoy a long run indeed. Story of a group of convicts who join a theater group is told…

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Review: 'Beauty'

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Photographer-cum-filmmaker Manshih Yonfan's "Beauty" looks at first glance like a sequel to the helmer's 1995 "Bugis Street" --- dramatizing the lives of young gay male hustlers instead of prior…

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