Joe Leydon

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Review: 'Paradise Ashes'

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Marcelo Pineyro's "Paradise Ashes" is an intriguing but unexceptional murder mystery involving political corruption, dark conspiracies and faithless lovers. The Argentine drama is notable primarily…

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Review: 'Most Wanted'

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"Most Wanted" plays like a made-for-video B movie that somehow won the lottery and got a theatrical release. Blandly generic and transparently derivative, pic appears to have been cobbled together…

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Review: 'Lover Girl'

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For a story about an abandoned 16-year-old who finds employment and friendship at a low-rent massage parlor, "Lover Girl" is a surprisingly light and bright entertainment. This slight but modestly…

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Review: 'Wishmaster'

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"Wishmaster" is a washout in its painfully obvious attempt to launch a new horror franchise. Unconscionably sadistic, even by genre standards, and mind-numbingly formulaic, this bloody mess opened…

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Review: 'Suicide Kings'

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With a nod toward Quentin Tarantino and an appreciative wink at Lyle Kessler's "Orphans," "Suicide Kings" is a smart and snappy drama tinged with dark humor and brimming with self-confidence.

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Review: 'The Big One'

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Imagine a cross between an illustrated standup comedy routine and an anecdotal cinema verite documentary, and you're ready for "The Big One," Michael Moore's ruthlessly amusing and ruefully…

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