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Wednesday, January 14 2009

Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.


Reviews

Wednesday, August 28 2013

'Closed Circuit' Is More Interested in Tracking Romance Than Terrorism

Closed Circuit follows a predictable romance and misses a much more compelling plot in the story of an accused terrorist's teenaged son, Emir (beautifully played by Hasancan Cifci).


Thursday, April 30 2009

Is Anybody There?

Is Anybody There? provides an insightful and sensitive look at the pain of isolation and the connections between people, no matter their ages.


Tuesday, July 22 2008

Boy A

Boy A, based on Jonathan Trigell’s novel, lays out an intricate map of how social expectations and limits shape individual horizons.


Sunday, October 17 2004

Intermission (2003)

Intermission repeatedly frustrates audience expectations.


News

Friday, May 1 2009

Michael Caine: child, rogue and codger all

Just because he plays "a geezer" in his new film, a cranky old performer on his last legs, don't read any autobiography into Michael Caine's


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