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Grand Slammed Is Long on Melodrama and Short on Acting Since its plot centers around an aspiring pro baller, and there's an allusion to big-league glory right there in the title, it's kind of amazing that what John Nizzari's comic drama most noticeably lacks is baseball. What it's got plenty of, however, is s
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Young & Beautiful Explores the World of a Young French Prostitute Despite his superficial unpredictability from film to film, François Ozon's work often examines sexual states of flux, especially among teens and young women. His latest, Young & Beautiful, explores the world of Isabelle (Marine Vacth), a 17-year-o
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Ape Offers Intriguing Suggestions About the Relationship Between Laughter and Violence A man eating an apple is by far the most dramatic thing that happens in the poky first hour of writer-director Joel Potrykus's fascinating nervous-breakdown drama Ape. Not yet realizing that his career is kaput, dreadful comedian Trevor (Joshua Burge) con
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Who is Dayani Cristal? Reveals Hot, Cold and Deadly Immigration Journeys The Sonora Desert in Arizona is freezing at night, brutally hot in the day. The documentary Who is Dayani Cristal? reveals that the infrastructure dealing with illegal immigration into the United States from points south is likewise hot, cold, and unneces
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The Girl and Death Is About as Fresh as Miss Havisham's Yellowed Nightie Two of film's mustiest tropes are stitched together in Jos Stelling's period melodrama The Girl and Death: A man falls in love with a prostitute while she wastes away of tuberculosis. As Baz Luhrmann proved with Moulin Rouge!, such an unoriginal premise n
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The Cruelty of Camel Racing Again Exposed in Desert Riders None of the reliably irritating qualities of the social issue documentary gall quite so acutely as the tendency to venerate mere awareness. Audiences are invited to leave such films duly pleased for having cared enough to watch, congratulated by the filmm
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Orson Welles's Tattered, Glorious Othello Returns The Venn diagram overlap of Shakespeare with the elaborate scrap-fabric quilts pieced together by early American settlers is Orson Welles's Othello, a film pulled together from everything and nothing. This Othello took nearly four years to make: Welles be
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Thriller Blue Ruin Will Work You Raw Everything in the opening scenes of Jeremy Saulnier's nerve-wracking revenge drama Blue Ruin is the color of a bruise, from the ocean to the bullet-hole-pocked 1996 Pontiac Bonneville that homeless near-mute Dwight (Macon Blair) calls home. It's fitting.
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Alex Karpovsky Doesn't Get to Show Much Range in Marvin Seth and Stanley After honing his sour, smarter-than-thou persona on HBO's Girls, Alex Karpovsky translates the mix of repression, condescension, and bluntness he's now associated with to a Midwestern male context. Karpovsky doesn't get to show much range in writer-direct
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The German Doctor Is a Fictionalized Run-In with a Nazi Psychopath The promise of perfection leads to disaster for an Argentinean family in 1960 Patagonia in The German Doctor, a fictionalized account of one clan's run-in with notorious Auschwitz psychopath Dr. Josef Mengele. Adapting her own novel, writer-director Luc&i
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