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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

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

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

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

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