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Dogtooth
This willfully perverse Greek drama is a far cry from the Hellenic classics.
"...naifs gambol about all day engaging in games that border on autism and incest. Life grows more complicated when..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Restrepo
This documentary, which chronicles the 15-month deployment in Afghanistan of about a dozen U.S. soldiers, is an example of photojournalism at its finest.
"...stationed there (2007-2008), the Korengal Valley, located near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, was dubbed by CNN as the “most..."

July 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Week Two: Boom!
The Gay Place continues to work. those. glutes.
"...Exhibit A..."

June 9, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Lemon Tree
This moving Israeli film tells the fraught story of a Palestinian widow whose lemon grove is threatened when the country's defense minister moves next door.
"...and Amos Lavie. Set in Zur HaSharon on the border between Israel and the West Bank, Lemon Tree offers..."

June 5, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sin Nombre
Winner of dual awards for directing and cinematography at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this immigrant drama is suffused with gritty realism, poetic imagery, and melodramatic hokiness.
"...formulas that add nothing to our understanding of the border-crossing experience. Despite the unevenness of the ride, however, the..."

April 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Logo Throwdown: Place ? Edition
Moving on to what's really important
"...Cavazos site seems like a work in progress, and..."

Jan. 15, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
It may be a family-friendly trifle, but it's nevertheless a silly, if guilty, pleasure to watch.
"...Rachel (Perabo). The niece prefers dashing across the Mexican border for the weekend with her girlfriends to overseeing the..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Margaret Moser

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Female camaraderie, nostalgic sentimentality, and emotional catharsis are back in this sequel: The film hits its marks but lacks real depth.
"...with its quartet of teenage friends standing on the border between womanhood and giggling girlishness; its chiseled, bland princes;..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Backseat
Two buddies take a road trip to Montreal in this shaggy dog tale that was an Austin Film Festival Audience Award winner.
"...bag of cocaine on the other side of the border. The film, which earned the Audience Award at the..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Planet B-Boy
The global revival of breakdancing is the subject of this documentary, which shows off the mad skillz of competitors around the world.
"...Japan's Ichigeki Crew, explains, is a passion for the border-busting power dance, movement as a movement, freedom of expression,..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Turistas
Turistas is a surprisingly effective horror film with good acting and some breathless action.
"...standard teens-in-peril outing by taking them south of the border (to Brazil) and stranding them in the at-first lush..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cocaine Cowboys
Documentary shows how Miami was once a sleepy seaside hamlet with a permeable border and largely unprotected coastline before the cocaine economy took over.
"...sleepy seaside hamlet, a “virgin city” with a permeable border and largely unprotected coastline. Bales of Colombian pot from..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

La Mujer de Mi Hermano
Soap melodramatics masquerade as high art in this south-of-the-border drama about a love triangle and marital infidelity.
"...Manolo Cardona. Soap masquerades as high art in this south-of-the-border romantic drama, which has nevertheless proved a huge hit..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Crónicas
John Leguizamo plays a TV reporter in Ecuador in a film that examines the ethics of tabloid journalism.
"...of Crónicas into a far more standard exercise in south-of-the-border tabloidism that lacks the ghastly, cynical bite of its..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Carandiru
In prison in Brazil is a woeful place to be.
"...Carandiru may be tempted to liken it to a south-of-the-border Oz (the HBO prison drama, not The Wizard of..."

July 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Yossi & Jagger
Gay lovers in the Israeli army also suffer the effects of a "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
"...stationed in a remote, snowy outpost on the Israeli-Lebanese border, love grows between two male commanders. Yet they conduct..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
The third film in Robert Rodriguez’s south-of-the-border action trilogy is a whole lot of movie.
"...third "flick" (as the titles call it) in Rodriguez’s south-of-the-border action trilogy has a cool, shiny exterior and an..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Herod's Law
Unflinching satire is diminished by overwritten messages.
"...torch-wielding mob, all in gorgeous 1940s sepia – suggest south-of-the-border capering reminiscent of Touch of Evil. Enter the protagonist,..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Between Round Rock and a Hard Place
Northridge Acres can't find water, water anywhere.
"...of Ideas" has a certain appeal south of the border...."

Nov. 15, 2002 News Feature by Walter Howerton Jr

The Count of Monte Cristo
"...is rife with modern-day wisecracking and silly asides that border on the schticky. It's as if Reynolds couldn't decide..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

West Beirut
"...the shop that developed their film lies across the border in East Beirut. Gradually, the boys' reckless and self-absorbed..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gilda
"...twisted tale of love and money south of the border – dangerous games played out by sadists and masochists,..."

Aug. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Touch of Evil
"...about a lurid double-homicide in a seedy, El Norte border town (certainly one of the strangest surprises for modern..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hope Floats
"...his actors, but his visual sensibilities are perfunctory and border on cloying. Hope Floats' thematic undercurrent of small-town salvation..."

May 29, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rough Magic
"...takes the photographic proof and heads south of the border where she hooks up with snake-oil salesman Doc Ansell..."

June 13, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Last Man Standing
"...rival Irish and Italian bootleggers occupying a sleepy Texas border town. Bravely stepping into the mighty hard-to-fill shoes of..."

Sept. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Barb Wire
"...contact lenses that can help her over the Canadian border to freedom. Like Rick's passport out of Casablanca, however,..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Teardrop Pearl
"...off from the outside world, and contend with a border dispute that winds up forcing them apart. Will true..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Josh and S.A.M.
"...themselves in a stolen car heading for the Canadian border. Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker who..."

Nov. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Guncrazy
"...a noir-ish, adrenaline-fueled tale of a love on the border between teen angst and homicide, and it packs a..."

March 12, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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