Dennis Lim

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  • 9 years ago

    This year's Cavite undertakes a hectic tour of the dire squatter camps and garbage mountains on the outskirts of Manila; now comes a somewhat more buoyant portrait of Filipino slum life, further evidence of a mini renaissance in the country's long...

  • 9 years ago

    Paul Greengrass's approximately real-time dramatization of what took place aboard Flight 93—which left Newark for San Francisco the morning of September 11, 2001, and crashed in western Pennsylvania 81 minutes after takeoff —is best unde...

  • 9 years ago

    Black Book Who better than Paul Verhoeven to slaughter the sacred cow that is the World War II drama? Working in his native Holland for the first time since 1983's The Fourth Man, the director of Basic Instinct and Showgirls purges the genre of mi...

  • 9 years ago

    A paragon of guerrilla resourcefulness, Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana's micro-thriller is a more anxious and vivid experience than most movies with budgets literally a thousand times bigger. Made for little more than the cost of two plane ticke...

  • 9 years ago

    This mockumentary tracks the rise and fall of a conjoined-twin glam-rock act (played by Luke and Harry Treadaway, with the aid of prosthetics) in polysexual, Performance-era England, but the tone is anything but mocking. Directors Keith Fulton and...

  • 9 years ago

    To its credit, I suppose, Shadowboxer is never exactly boring—in the sense that a jabbering madman's most florid delusions are never exactly boring. Lee Daniels's directorial debut is a garish, flaming wreck of a movie. All foolish vanity pro...


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