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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Jeanne Labrune’s ‘Special Treatment’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Parisian sophistication is hard work in Jeanne Labrune’s ineffectual “Special Treatment,” which attempts to explore the similarities between prostitution and psychoanalysis. Isabelle Huppert plays a 40-ish uptown hooker bored with her chosen career path who … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Mathias Gokalp’s ‘Nothing Personal’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – It’s been said of some Hollywood studios that executive competition was so bad that colleagues stabbed you in the front. That’s pretty much what happens with the suits at a pharmaceutical company in Mathias Gokalp’s … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: ‘Eldorado’ by Bouli Lanners

By Ray Bennett CANNES – A couple of genial idiots in a beat-up Chevy hit the Belgian blacktops in Bouli Lanners’s funny and melancholy road picture “Eldorado” with widescreen images that suggest the American West and a soundtrack to match. … Continue reading

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LOCARNO FILM REVIEW: ‘I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster’

By Ray Bennett LOCARNO, Switzerland – Wry, nostalgic and wonderfully nutty, Samuel Benchetrit’s comedy “I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster” is a warm if cockeyed homage to old-time crime movies. Shot masterfully in the Academy aspect ratio and vivid … Continue reading

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