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'Love at First Fight' review: A little romance at survival-skill camp

Aggression, not affection, sparks romance in "Les Combattants" ("Love at First Fight" is its U.S. title), a promising feature debut that already had members of the French film establishment touting newcomer Thomas Cailley as the next big thing prior to its premiere. From an American perspective,...

  • 'Sunshine Superman' review: Capturing the manic enthusiasm of BASE jumping

    'Sunshine Superman' review: Capturing the manic enthusiasm of BASE jumping

    An eerie pall hangs over "Sunshine Superman," a documentary history of BASE jumping, the practice of skydiving off buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).

  • 'Yves Saint Laurent' review: Haute drama

    'Yves Saint Laurent' review: Haute drama

    Even in a contemporary film culture where no idea seems too thin to try twice, the arrival of two Yves Saint Laurent biopics in the space of five months counts as a distinct curiosity: The enduring influence of the French fashion god, who died in 2008, is beyond question, but his life doesn't seem...

  • 'Felix and Meira' review: Odd couple in love

    'Felix and Meira' review: Odd couple in love

    The unlikely lovers at the center of "Felix and Meira" — he's a 40-ish atheist bachelor; she's a Hasidic wife and mother nearly 20 years his junior — joke at one point about which one of them is the weirdo. Living an almost cloistered lifestyle in the middle of her multicultural urban neighborhood,...

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  • 'I'll See You in My Dreams' review: Terrific acting can't save script

    'I'll See You in My Dreams' review: Terrific acting can't save script

    Our attraction to the movies starts from simple building blocks: a face, a heart-wrenching separation, a pratfall. But here are two simple pleasures I defy anyone to argue against.

  • 'Slow West' review: Novel gunslingers

    'Slow West' review: Novel gunslingers

    There's an alien feel to "Slow West," an unconventionally conventional Western about a romantic tenderfoot provided safe passage to the frontier by a grizzled, unsentimental gunman.

  • 'Animals' review: Primal addicts in crisis

    'Animals' review: Primal addicts in crisis

    Bobbie flirts with the clerk while Jude pilfers CDs. Jude keeps their ancient Oldsmobile running while Bobbie scams a would-be john thinking she's a hooker.

  • 'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair

    'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair

    Loosely based on a real-life incident employed effectively by the filmmakers as a last-act plot twist, Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's "The Lesson" is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that should resonate with a wide range of international...

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