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    for whom the bell tolls

    Ingrid Bergman, Ingrid Bergman, Ingrid Bergman
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    Does anyone see the hypocrisy

    This is a clever comedy with a sterling cast. That the theme is people having sex with someone less than half their age doesn't matter because the October side of the relationship is a woman. Right?...
  3. can't see simone as anythng but awful

    Oh sure, Catherine Keener, Winona Ryder, Al Pacino, who wouldn't go see a film starring even one of these folks. But all three equals must see! Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, the same fellow...
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    nipped by Knipp

    "the American art-house audience will buy some simplistic ideas because they come wrapped in a polished European casing"
    ouch!
    I suggest the cliche of warm Italian and cold German is not found in...
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    Sex and Lucia

    Lucia (Paz Vega) falls is love/obsession with Lorenzo (Tristan Ulloa) who unknowingly fathered a daughter, Luna (Silvia Llanos) in a one night stand/swim with a total stranger/Elena (Najwa Nimri)....
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    none i'm sorry to say

    I've seen her in nothing else. The rest of her films are German and only one or two appear to have an American release.
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    Delightful, deep... Duetschland?

    Two things, no three, distinguish this film. One, Martina Gedeck's (Martha) face. Two, cuisine. Three, messed up people are people, too.

    Sadly, Martha Gedeck is someone we starved Americans have...
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    Mostly Martha

    delightful german film, opening in US only now (2001 Germany)
  9. Thread: Blood Work

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    worse than you think

    Not Dirty Harry, maybe, but close, and worse than you think. A retired FBI agent, and crime scene detective par excellence. He's good with a shotgun, better with a thirty-eight, and irresistible to...
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    Aniston shines in superior but sad story

    About five minutes in I thought, thank goodness we've seen all the trailers
    already. One of the great crimes of the twenty-first century is the
    marketing dolts tendency to tell the entire story of...
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