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The paradox of “Woyzeck” is simple: Georg Büchner's play is unfinished, but unimprovable. Based on a real-life murder case, a story of a soldier who self-destructs, it is brilliantly broken, powerful…
"Daddy, are monsters real?" a little girl wants to know in "Zombillenium," a gloriously stylized, bizarrely didactic animated feature in which vampires, witches, zombies, etc. really do exist, but…
Don Siegel's 1971 Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” starring Clint Eastwood as a wounded Union soldier hiding out at a girls' boarding school in rural Mississippi, is a quintessential film of the early…
“Can You Forgive Her?,” a whimsical piece of work by Gina Gionfriddo (“Becky Shaw,” “Rapture, Blister, Burn”), looks like a play, talks like a play, and seems to want to be a play. But for all its…
Jacques Doillon's "Rodin" is a meticulously reverential, handsomely lit, and very dull biopic about the 19th century's most revolutionary sculptor.
What's the most romantic song ever written? If I told you it was “Love Never Dies,” by Andrew Lloyd Webber (the title number from his unsuccessful 2010 musical), you'd probably say I was nuts. But…
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A disappointingly ragtag period piece, clearly plagued by script problems, that's lifeless to the core.
"Nothing is more beautiful than what disappears before our eyes," a character murmurs more than once in "Radiance," a gentle-hearted, quintessentially new-age but fatally cloying new outing from…
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