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Review: ‘Lucie Aubrac’

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Not much of the passion at work ends up onscreen in "Lucie Aubrac," a French Resistance drama about a wife's determined efforts to save her imprisoned husband from the firing squad. Poised playing by…

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Review: ‘100 Proof’

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Technically crude but dramatically riveting, "100 Proof" is an ultra-low-budget drama that packs a potent punch. Loosely based on an actual event that occurred in Lexington, Ky., more than a decade…

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Review: ‘The River’

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Gifted Taiwanese helmer Tsai Ming-liang's third feature, after "Rebels of the Neon Gods" and the 1994 Venice Golden Lion winner, "Vive L'Amour," picks up some of the same characters from his earlier…

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Review: ‘Port Djema’

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Beautifully crafted and stunningly photographed by ace Greek cinematographer Yorgos Arvanitis on location in Eritrea, "Port Djema" is an existential thriller with a flawed center. Though first-time…

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Review: ‘Viva Erotica’

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A larky take on the Hong Kong pic industry in general, and soft-core exploiters in particular, "Viva Erotica" is highly enjoyable fare that could find a life in Sino-friendly fests and Chinese film…

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Review: ‘Whisper’

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While the major film industries of Central Europe continue to produce increasingly polished commercial cinema, one factor limiting many films to exclusively local consumption is obsolete sexual…

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