Reviews

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Review: ‘Pick a Card’

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Devoid of overt politics or explicit ideology, "Pick a Card" (aka "Afula Express") is a new kind of Israeli film: A fresh dramatic comedy about ordinary people who simply refuse to be defeated by…

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Review: ‘Hush’

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A trashy melodramatic thriller about an evil mom preying upon her vulnerable pregnant daughter-in-law, "Hush" is gussied up by its classy distaff cast members, but remains trashy all the same.

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Review: ‘The Con’

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Trying to escape from a botched con game, an angry ex-boyfriend and partner and an even angrier loan shark, a woman named Barbara (Rebecca DeMornay) heads for a rural Mississippi town and a sure…

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Review: ‘Love Tangles’

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Pitched somewhere between the poise of Patrice Leconte and playful observation of Eric Rohmer, "Love Tangles" is a delight. Schematic, sexy, beautifully played and scripted with pointillist economy…

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Review: ‘Sada’

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The celebrated case of Sada Abe, who in 1936 became an overnight celebrity in Japan after strangling her lover and slicing off his penis, was memorably filmed in 1976 by Nagisa Oshima as "In the…

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