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This week’s movie action

Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm in Friends With Kids It’s troubled teen week at the European Union Festival Film Festival, whose offerings include Putin’s Kiss, a Danish documentary about the rabid pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi; Innocence, a Czech suspense flick about a 14-year-old who accuses her doctor of rape; Ave, the story […]

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A Bronx Tale

Robert De Niro’s honorable directorial debut takes on Scorsese material–Chazz Palminteri adapting his own play about growing up Italian in the Bronx during the 60s–without copying Scorsese’s style; the results may be soft in spots, but it’s encouraging to see De Niro going his own way. The narrator-hero, seen at the ages of 9 and […]