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The Limits of Control

The limits of control are simultaneously intimate and global. And Isaac De Bankolé's face reveals just as much as you can know.

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Free Zone (2005)

After the initial early promise of its opening 15 minutes or so, the film resorts to spinning its wheels, then driving down dead-end alleys, and then plowing head-long into exactly the sort of heavy-handed didactic symbolism that gives me fits and has me reaching for the remote.

Jake Meaney
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The Syrian Bride (2006)

The Syrian Bride, like Walk on Water and the Oscar-nominated Paradise Now, is part of the optimistic Israeli New Wave in filmmaking, these days. And it's well worth watching.

Andrew Horbal
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Free Zone (2005)

The first shot of Amos Gitai's new film is arresting. Natalie Portman cries for eight minutes.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paradise Now (2005)

How might efforts to fathom suicide bombers' motives make them too much like their potential victims -- that is, everyone else -- and thus unmake the difference that defines everyone else?"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paradise Now (2005)

At the start of the powerful Paradise Now, the bombers are quiet, even stunned at the news that their mission is set for tomorrow.

Cynthia Fuchs
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