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Chicas — Film Review

"Chicas" is  a thoughtful, in places profound, look at the subject of aging from a woman's point of view, yet it always manages to remain emotionally acute at the same time.

Friendship! — Film Review

"Friendship!" concentrates on the comic and apparently true-life travails of two young Ossies who decide to head toward San Francisco in 1990 in search of freedom and real junk food.

Tender Son — The Frankenstein Project — Film Review

One wonders what the grand poobahs at the Cannes Film Festival were thinking when they chose "Tender Son -- The Frankenstein Project," a disastrously bad Hungarian film, for the competition.

You Are All Captains — Film Review

In the best Brechtian fashion, the subject of the film is the making of the film.

Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs) — Film Review

The American independent/experimental filmmaker Lodge Kerrigan is nothing if not artistically gutsy.

All Good Children — Film Review

Irish first-time director Alicia Duffy offers us, in "All Good Children," a stirringly poetic take, gorgeously photographed, on preteen love and obsession.

Picco — Film Review

The debut film of 28-year-old director Philip Koch, "Picco" relies heavily on the conventions of the prison movie genre.

Sound of Noise — Film Review

The basic premise of this delightful comedy from Sweden is one of the most imaginative you'll ever see. It's all based on music -- raw, elemental and percussive -- out of which genuine laughs are wrung from beginning to end.

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu — Film Review

This fresh-from-the-laboratory documentary on former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu is informative and, especially in its last hour, surprisingly dramatic.

The Names of Love (Le Nom des Gens) — Film Review

This delightful, sexy, and often audacious crowd-pleaser, though at times gratingly cute, should perform wonders at the boxoffice in its native France.

The Wanderer — Film Review

A well-meaning first film by 33-year-old Israeli experimental film director Avishai Sivan, "The Wanderer" ends up as an excruciating exercise in boredom.

Film Socialisme: Film Review

"Film Socialisme" is being touted as a "symphony in three movements," which accords well with Godard's continuing interest in the expressive, non-linguistic power of music, and in the complex relations between sound and image.