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Film, "Peace. Love and Misunderstanding": Jane Fonda Deserves Better

"Peace. Love and Misunderstanding": Jane Fonda Deserves Better

How much longer must we wait for a vehicle worthy of Jane Fonda, whose past few roles are just shy of elder abuse? Three generations of fine actresses are squandered in Bruce Beresford's Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, an incompetently structured…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ballet, Class

Ballet, Class

Good films about ballet can be numbered on one hand. And about Chinese dissidents? I've still got enough fingers to type this review. Based on the memoirs of Li Cunxin, Mao's Last Dancer means well, but it stumbles between genres.…
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Film, The Same, Only Different

The Same, Only Different

There are a few plot loopholes in Double Jeopardy that, if scrutinized, would unhinge the entire story and seriously truncate the movie's running time. Two of the more gaping ones involve narrow escapes allowed between a profoundly wronged wife and…
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The Choir Visible

Paradise Road Written and directed by Bruce Beresford. Starring Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Jennifer Ehle, and Julianna Margulies. At area theaters. No one has exploited the historical-epic form better than David Lean. At his peak he used its…
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