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MaryAnn’s quick take: A fictional version of a story we know in the abstract, told with hushed reserve and brutal unsentimentality. Slalom is an incisive, nontitillating female gaze on sexual abuse that never sensationalizes horror. Read the review…

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worth a look, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it
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give it a miss
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my reaction under consideration
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my reaction under gag order for now
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