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Margin Call (review)

Wily humor and sly observations about the lives of these high rollers are the highlights. It’s when those give way to issues of morality that the film disappoints, just a little…

In the Land of Blood and Honey (review)

Written and directed by actress Angelina Jolie, there is nevertheless nothing “Hollywood” about this film: it stars local actors and is in the local languages, and it shies not one whit from the horrors of the Bosnian civil war.

A Better Life (review)

This is a gentle, honest, heartfelt film, but it does not have much to offer beyond an earnest respect for a segment of American society that is too often derided. Not that that is not a good thing…