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'Americano' Never Gets Out from Under Its Magenta-Colored Cliché

Mathieu Demy's story of a son's globe-trotting journey to settle his dead mother's affairs is filled with references to the films of his parents, even quoting extensively from Agnès Varda's Documenteur.

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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.

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The Orphanage (El Orfanato)

At once mother and child, victim and antagonist, space and inhabitant, Laura (Belén Rueda) is remarkable, but also traumatized.

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Cria Cuervos

Three generations, each imitating the sins of the others, await freedom in the declining years of Franco’s Spain.

Michael Buening
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Unknown Chaplin: The Master at Work (1986)

With its brilliantly in-depth and astutely investigated look at Chaplin's work, as well as its incredibly detailed and loving reconstruction of lost footage from nearly every phase of his career, this documentary should have a home in any film lover's collection.

Dante A. Ciampaglia

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