Melissa Levine

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  • 9 years ago

    For 54 years, Mike and Mina Block made marriage look easy. Then, three months after Mina died suddenly of pneumonia, Mike moved in with Kitty, his former secretary—and married her. Stunned, son Doug Block set out to investigate what he had fo...

  • 10 years ago

    You can't accuse Mexican writer-director Julián Hernández of lacking a consistent vision. In this film, as in his previous A Thousand Clouds of Peace, he aims squarely at a lyrical portrayal of obsessive love. The problem? Hern&aacut...

  • 10 years ago

    This passionate polemic follows Democratic representative Cynthia McKinney, of Georgia, as she campaigns to bring attention to the disenfranchisement of black voters in the 2000 and 2004 elections. The African American congresswoman provides excel...

  • 10 years ago

    This suburban-family comedy, which plays out in the landscape of Chinese American assimilation, is everything you'd expect from a frosh-indie effort: stilted dialogue, oversimplified relationships, sitcommy goofiness, and cringe-inducing romances....

  • 10 years ago

    With five overbearing mothers and six overshadowed gay sons, this Spanish meet-the-parents ensemble farce aims for Almodóvar but falls far short. Even Almodóvar’s leading women (Marisa Paredes, Verónica Forqué, and...

  • 10 years ago

    Caye (Candela Peña), a prostitute in Madrid, has begun losing business to the young immigrants who undersell her. Zulema (Micaela Nevárez) is one of those immigrants, from the Dominican Republic, hustling to earn money for her mother...


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