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Review: Miral

Julian Schnabel, a painter by trade, comes at his films (all bio-pics) with passion and élan.
A tale of female empowerment
By TOM MEEK  |  April 08, 2011
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Review: Amreeka

In the finely sketched beginning chapters of Arab-American writer/director Cherien Dabis's feature debut, we share the frustrating, claustrophobic life of our heroine, Munah Farah.
Cherien Dabis's feature debut is winning
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 25, 2009
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Mission Control

Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009
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Review: The Lemon Tree

Message gets entangled with melodrama to the benefit of neither in Eran Riklis's sometimes engaging allegory of the Israeli/Palestinian standoff.
A sometimes engaging allegory
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2009
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Free Zone

For the first five minutes (no exaggeration) of Amos Gitai’s wayward road movie, Rebecca (Natalie Portman) sits in a parked SUV in Jerusalem, sobbing.
A real weeper of a performance from Natalie Portman
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  July 05, 2006