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Review: 'The Land Girls'

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Adding another interesting chapter to the revisionist history of women's contribution to WWII, David Leland's "The Land Girls" pays tribute to Britain's Women's Land Army, a unit composed of femmes…

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Review: 'Oasis'

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The taut, 15-song set that Oasis -- the self-proclaimed greatest rock band in the world -- played Tuesday at Universal was far and away the best show that the group has ever played in Los Angeles…

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Review: 'Smoke Signals'

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It's a good day to be indigenous," a radio announcer on the desolate Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation dryly intones at the beginning of "Smoke Signals," and the remark serves not only as an accurate…

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Review: 'High Art'

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With "High Art," a kind of a followup to her previous Sundance entries, "The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love" and "All Over Me," producer Dolly Hall furthers her position as a leading…

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Review: 'Gia'

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Uncompromisingly bleak, the artistically ambitious "Gia" is a "Boogie Nights" for the 1980s. The cautionary biopic, a mesmerizing tour de force for lead Angelina Jolie, achieves its goal of…

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Review: 'Ecstasy'

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Acclaimed British dramatist Mike Leigh ("Secrets & Lies") has scripted a horrifically unforgiving yet benignly non-critical view of young, North London working-class Brits who have reached the end of…

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