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Review: 'Pi'

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"Pi" reps a striking debut feature for writer-director Darren Aronofsky. Though pic is somewhat limited in terms of narrative and emotional drive -- not to mention commercial prospects -- by dint of…

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Review: 'Montana'

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Yet another comically hip riff on modern gangsters and hitmen, "Montana" offers too few new ideas on the genre to be worth the trip. Feminist slant on traditionally male territory, some occasionally…

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Review: 'Half Baked'

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"Half Baked" is just that. This late-'90s update of the classic stoner comedy is a couple of hash brownies short of a satisfying cinematic picnic, with far too few comic highs during the bigscreen…

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Review: 'Xxl'

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Following the local B.O. tidal wave of Thomas Gilou's "Would I Lie to You?," a farce set amongst the Jews of Paris' garment district, comic helmer Ariel Zeitoun's foray into the same area might have…

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Review: 'Vassiliki'

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Beautifully shot and acted, the true story--based "Vassiliki" suffers from a major problem in its sexual politics that will turn off many viewers outside Greece. Referencing the tragic Greek civil…

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Review: 'Olympia'

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A yarn about pursuing one's dreams, however improbable, the modestly budgeted "Olympia" combines goofball situations and serious themes, to disarming effect. While pic has limited commercial…

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