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reviewed Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) (2002). June 23, 2005
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Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) (2002)
It is difficult to write a review for this movie without providing a whole lot of spoilers to the plot. It is about two men (Marco and Benigno )who love two women (Alicia and Lydia) that are both in comas. …
reviewed Night and Fog - Criterion Collection. December 24, 2004
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Night and Fog - Criterion Collection
Several reviewers have already spoken of the powerful impact of this film as a document of the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust. What is perhaps most remarkable about this film (and that most reviews …
reviewed Osama. October 19, 2004
Osama
You already know the basic plot from the official review here, as well as other customer reviews so I won't much go into that. I'd just be repeating what you've already read.    One …
reviewed The Triplets of Belleville. October 18, 2004
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The Triplets of Belleville
I seem to be one of those rare folks who didn't like this at all. The first time I saw previews for it I thought it looked incredible. As it turned out, almost everything I liked about it was crammed …
reviewed Monsieur Ibrahim. July 08, 2004
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Monsieur Ibrahim
MONSIEUR IBRAHIM AND THE FLOWERS OF THE KORAN is an exquisite little film. The story is rather simple on the surface: a 16 year old Jewish boy (Moses Schmitt in an extraordinary portrayal by Pierre Boulanger) …
reviewed Ciao, Professore! (1994). May 27, 2004
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Ciao, Professore! (1994)
CIAO, PROFESSORE is a film that deserves to be in everyone's collection. Every aspect of this utterly charming story is so well done that it feels perfect. Based on actual 3rd grade children's essays …
reviewed Sex and Lucia. April 19, 2004
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Sex and Lucia (Unrated Edition)
Pros: Smartly written, and directed, superbly acted.      Cons: Sub-titles!      The Bottom Line: Sub-titles notwithstanding, I thoroughly enjoyed Sex and Lucia …
reviewed Butterfly. April 10, 2004
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Butterfly
Pros: ..     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: _____           When Moncho is faced with strange and unusual changes in his …
reviewed City of God (2002 Movie). March 30, 2004
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City of God
This film attacks with images which resemble predatory birds flying at us at supersonic speed, trying to claw out our eyes with their talons. Paradoxically, the film also numbs us to the relentless carnage …
reviewed Life is a Miracle. March 25, 2004
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Life is a Miracle
Pros: ..     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: __________        ”The biggest fear in life is not death but hopelessness..........”   …
reviewed Lucia, Lucia (2003). January 16, 2004
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Lucia, Lucia (2003)
Director Antonio Serrano obviously holds his contemporary Pedro Almodovar in high esteem: he has found the same sharp edge between reality and fiction, uses some of the same actors, and most important, …
reviewed Man on the Train (L'Homme du Train) (.... January 12, 2004
Man on the Train (L'Homme du Train) (2003)
MAN ON THE TRAIN is a minor miracle of a film. The quiet story of how two wholly opposite aging men meet, interact, exchange philosophies, and mutate because of a simple chance meeting is not only fine …
reviewed La Cage Aux Folles (1978 movie). September 11, 2003
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La Cage Aux Folles (1979)
Pros: ..     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: _____________        When they say the 1996 The Birdcage was based on La Cage aux folles, …
reviewed Girl. August 11, 2003
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Girl
Pros: .........     Cons: .........     The Bottom Line: ________________     And that title, readers, is more action than you’ll see in …
reviewed Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) (2002). May 30, 2003
Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) (2002)
Some directors have infrequent moments of brilliance in an otherwise average output. Other directors approach the exceptional but just don't quite make it. Pedro Almadovar is a gifted artist who consistently …
reviewed Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) (2002). May 05, 2003
Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) (2002)
Up `til now I've avoided Pedro Almodovar's movies because I thought his work was going to be bright, loud, and kitschy to the point of garishness. Now I don't know if that's a mistaken impression or not, …
reviewed The Pillow Book. February 08, 2003
The Pillow Book (1996)
THE PILLOW BOOK goes where few films have dared. Peter Greenaway is a unique artist and has created a touching story in a cinematic technique that is clearly his own. Simply stated, The Pillow Book is …
reviewed Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1986 movie). January 28, 2003
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Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1986)
Pros: ..     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: ..     First of all I have issues with the picture [video cover] that is posted above by Epinions. …
reviewed White (1994). November 06, 2002
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White (1994)
An intriguing story about divorce and revenge. Several interesting twists and turns in the story. The bleak white scenery fits the film to a tee.As far as the story goes, the beginning is pretty intriguing. …
reviewed Italian for Beginners (2000). November 02, 2002
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Italian for Beginners (2000)
ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS is a unique little film. Like many of the better known Nordic films, this tale of disparate ordinary people who all have lost some of the joy of life, whether that be in the form …
reviewed With a Friend Like Harry.... October 01, 2002
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With a Friend Like Harry...
Pros: Harry is definitely someone to have on your side     Cons: Harry     The Bottom Line: Interesting study        aka With A Friend …
reviewed June Night. September 17, 2002
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June Night
Pros: a beautiful Ingrid Bergman     Cons: subtitles again     The Bottom Line: Just a great movie     Aka June Night      …
reviewed Outrage!. July 23, 2002
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Outrage!
Pros: Neri & Banderas, well acted, tight direction      Cons: rape, violence, the usual     The Bottom Line: Interesting character study     …
reviewed Devil's Backbone. July 03, 2002
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The Devil's Backbone
THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE is a visually elegant, beautifully photographed, seamlessly written and directed tale of ghosts. As the film's narrator explains, ghosts are bad deeds that never go away, are like …
reviewed Tell Me Something. June 12, 2002
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Tell Me Something
Pros: good acting, script, cinematography     Cons: bloody and gruesome, subtitles     The Bottom Line: Extremely well done     This darkly …
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