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Special Treatment

Special Treatment

Sarah Ward July 16, 2011 0

Exploring the many parallels between prostitution and psychoanalysis, Jeanne Labrune’s Special Treatment may be amusing and moving, smart and sophisticated, and even humorous and heartfelt, however it feels somewhat insubstantial beyond its brief running time.

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Mozart’s Sister

Mozart’s Sister

Sarah Ward July 9, 2011 0

Exploring femininity and family, period piece Mozart’s Sister weaves strength, sadness and speculation into a bittersweet biopic of the teenage years of the talented, troubled sibling to the musical maestro of the eighteenth century.

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Wu Xia

Wu Xia

Sarah Ward July 7, 2011 0

Impressively choreographed and intelligently handled, Wu Xia presents a compelling combination of police procedural and martial arts epic, yet distinguishes itself from the wealth of period pieces that recall the frenetic style of the apt title.

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