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Review: 'Carpool'

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Low-tech, high-volume slapstick, "Carpool" is a ramshackle if amiable chase comedy that should have some appeal for end-of-summer family outings. If there were a G-rated drive-in circuit left, this…

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Review: 'Solo'

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Though it's credited as an adaptation of a novel, the sci-fied, muscular actioner "Solo" owes most of its inspiration to classier vintage films from the likes of Kurosawa, Peckinpah and Coppola. It's…

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Review: 'Seven Servants'

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If it didn't lapse midway into monotony, "Seven Servants" might have made its mark as a camp classic of high-art folly. This twaddle about an oldster drawing on youth and vitality by having an…

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Review: 'Bogus'

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Sweetly sentimental and anachronistically whimsical, "Bogus" is a modern metaphor oddly out of step with contemporary taste. The tale about an inward child who invents a secret friend strives to make…

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Review: 'Nerolio'

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Humorous, poetic, foul-mouthed and provocative, "Nerolio" perfectly mirrors the diverse faces of its subject, Pier Paolo Pasolini, writer, filmmaker and unashamed homosexual. Built as a series of…

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Review: 'Bella Ciao'

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Using a 1995 Liberation Day concert with a lineup of some of Italy's top alternative bands as their starting point, filmmakers Guido Chiesa and Davide Ferrario take in 50 years of anti-fascism in…

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Review: 'Love Kills'

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A lighthearted spoof about adultery in the suburbs and corpses that refuse to stay buried in the garden, "Love Kills" looks like it should have broad appeal for local Spanish and Portuguese auds…

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