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Review: ‘Booty Call’

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A paean to safe sex, "Booty Call" is an oddly effective comic mix of the politically correct and outre stereotyping. A mixed bag of street humor, broad, bawdy jokes and hip-hop music, the film is…

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Review: ‘Mission’

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This impressive documentary deals with attempts to reconstruct the Balkan city of Mostar, which was seriously damaged in the recent Bosnian War. The film's simple, direct approach and the…

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Review: ‘2 Duo’

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Like 1995's "Okaeri," which also came from independent production stable Bitters End, Nobuhiro Suwa's "2 Duo" belongs to the austere school of Japanese alienation, this time fusing scripted drama…

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Review: ‘Surveillance’

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Full of well-drawn, sympathetic characters and a deep-seated irony at many aspects of mainland Chinese life, "Surveillance" isn't the kind of movie to set major festivals alight, but is an engaging…

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Review: ‘Frozen’

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An intense, disillusioned reflection about being an artist in an unaccommodating environment, "Frozen" appears to have much to say about the condition of filmmakers working outside the system in…

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