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  • The powerful 'Machines' looks at dehumanizing factory work in India

    The powerful 'Machines' looks at dehumanizing factory work in India

    A massive textile factory in Gujarat, India, is the setting for Rahul Jain’s immersive documentary “Machines,” in which the dissonance of colorful fabrics and clanking, hellish physical toil makes for a powerful portrait of dehumanized labor conditions in a globalized economy. Jain’s camera, producing...

  • Charming comedy 'The Tiger Hunter' sets immigrant dream in 1979 Chicago

    Charming comedy 'The Tiger Hunter' sets immigrant dream in 1979 Chicago

    There has been no shortage of films tracking the immigrant pursuit of the American dream, but few have been as laugh-out-loud delightful as “The Tiger Hunter,” a sparkling first feature by Lena Khan. Danny Pudi of NBC’s “Community” is Sami Malik, the affable son of a legendary tiger hunter. Upon...

  • Sweet and simple drama 'Slipaway' is carried by a revelatory performance

    Sweet and simple drama 'Slipaway' is carried by a revelatory performance

    “Slipaway,” the touching story of an unlikely friendship, works thanks to a warm performance from Elaine Partnow. First-time feature directors Julia Butler and Daniel Mentz have made a sunlit film that will win over less-cynical audiences. Aging widow Fall (Partnow) finds joy wherever she goes,...

  • Robert Patrick brings grit to crime drama 'Last Rampage'

    Robert Patrick brings grit to crime drama 'Last Rampage'

    A seasoned cast provides some added grist for “Last Rampage,” a solid, dramatized account of the flight of convicted murderer Gary Tison, who was sprung from an Arizona prison with the help of his three devoted teenage sons during summer 1978. Veteran TV director Dwight H. Little cuts immediately...

  • Mental illness treated sympathetically in romantic drama 'Elizabeth Blue'

    Mental illness treated sympathetically in romantic drama 'Elizabeth Blue'

    Writer-director Vincent Sabella drew from personal experience to craft the bleak mental illness romantic drama “Elizabeth Blue.” The film clearly comes from a place of deep knowledge about the intricacies of schizophrenia but has an unfortunate tendency to overexplain itself. Anna Schafer gives...

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