Robert Abele

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  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    As we've seen from British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's guerrilla-style comedy hit Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, one actor's deadpan dedication to heavily accented cultural naiveté in t...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    British filmmaker Peter Greenaway sits near a window in the dining room of a Hollywood hotel; he indicates a man walking down the sidewalk outside. He's about to explain his use of multiple imagery in his new film, The Pillow Book--distinguishing ...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    If we take Bob Rafelson at his word, Blood & Wine completes a trilogy about family relationships that started with the director's two crowning achievements, 1970's Five Easy Pieces and 1972's The King of Marvin Gardens. Those two films are so ofte...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    An impressive directorial debut from writer-actor Billy Bob Thornton (who co-wrote and starred in One False Move), Sling Blade is the stark, enveloping tale of Karl, a dimwitted killer released after 25 years in an Arkansas asylum for murdering hi...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    Playwright Herb Gardner managed to immortalize retirement-age concerns on the American stage with his 1986 Tony Award-winning I'm Not Rappaport, and now his film version--which he also directed--comes along to try to reclaim geriatric humor from t...

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