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  • 'Menashe' shines gentle light on a hermetic Yiddish-speaking community in New York

    'Menashe' shines gentle light on a hermetic Yiddish-speaking community in New York

    Yiddish is a language without a homeland. Once spoken by Jews almost everywhere in the world, it's used today largely by the ultra-orthodox in hermetic communities that insist on keeping outsiders at arm's length. Which is one reason why "Menashe" is such an unusual accomplishment. Starring nonprofessional...

  • 'The Conway Curve' is too bland to sustain its kooky characters' high jinks

    'The Conway Curve' is too bland to sustain its kooky characters' high jinks

    The middling family comedy “The Conway Curve” leans on quirk, but it is woefully lacking in the humor and energy necessary to get the wheels turning on this bus. Writer-director Marian Yeager makes her feature debut with the film, starring a winsome Veronica Wylie as Natalie Conway. Our leading...

  • Powerful '500 Years' doc concludes trilogy on Guatemalan resistance

    Powerful '500 Years' doc concludes trilogy on Guatemalan resistance

    Serving as the final chapter in her Resistance Saga trilogy of documentaries chronicling Guatemala’s human rights struggles, filmmaker Pamela Yates’ “500 Years” is a palpably passionate if somewhat less contained effort than the two films preceding it. As in 1982’s “When the Mountains Tremble”...

  • Indie caper comedy 'Imperfections' is no diamond in the rough

    Indie caper comedy 'Imperfections' is no diamond in the rough

    The flaws are considerable in “Imperfections,” a languid, tonally undisciplined heist comedy written and directed by David Singer about a struggling Chicago actress who takes a job as a diamond runner for a jewelry importer. Experiencing an extended drought in acting gigs and freshly fired from...

  • 'The Emoji Movie' can be summed up in one word: Meh

    'The Emoji Movie' can be summed up in one word: Meh

    “Words aren't cool” is the courtship advice imparted by one texting teen to another in “The Emoji Movie.” That statement is the canary in the coal mine that this movie is most decidedly not “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Will Alex (Jake T. Austin) choose the right emoji to express his ardor for Addie (Tati...

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