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Review: 'So Long'

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Not since Gianni Amelio's "Lamerica" has a film explored the plight of Albanians so powerfully as "So Long." But whereas "Lamerica" took place among the displaced in Albania, current pic focuses…

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Review: 'Scars'

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Basically a short stretched to the limits of a feature-length film, James Herbert's "Scars" is an exquisitely mounted but pretentious and thin examination of youth angst, with strong emphasis on…

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Review: 'Firestorm'

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Opening sequence establishes Jesse as a fearless, gung-ho professional who readily risks his life to save a little girl (and, of course, her cute dog) trapped in a cabin surrounded by fire. Wynt…

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Review: 'Prey'

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Messing stars as Dr. Sloan Parker, the aforementioned bio-anthropologist, who finds out that Randall Lynch (Roger Howarth), the guy with long hair and thick lips who is charged with killing her…

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Review: 'Fallen'

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Nonetheless, those familiar with Kazan's previous work, particularly his wittily acerbic screenplay for "Reversal of Fortune," will be disappointed with his writing here. Kazan has constructed a…

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Review: 'Dharma Blues'

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"Dharma Blues" is a superb, loose, highly cinematic update of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment." Pic's deft direction, unpredictable plot and rich textures make it a surefire fest attraction, with…

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Review: 'Motel Cactus'

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Notable mainly for restlessly inventive lensing from Hong Kong-based Chris Doyle in his first Korean effort, "Motel Cactus" is a largely tepid look at modern male-female relations. It draws few…

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