Joe Leydon

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Review: 'Mr. Vincent'

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Strong lead performances and sharply observed psychological details are the hallmarks of "Mr. Vincent," a low-budget indie drama that marks helmer Robert Celestino as a filmmaker worth watching…

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Review: 'A Bit of Scarlet'

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Not so much a "Celluloid Closet" as a cinematic playroom, Andrea Weiss' "A Bit of Scarlet" is an amusing montage of gay-themed cliches and stereotypes from 60-odd years of British cinema. Pic is best…

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Review: '100 Proof'

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Technically crude but dramatically riveting, "100 Proof" is an ultra-low-budget drama that packs a potent punch. Loosely based on an actual event that occurred in Lexington, Ky., more than a decade…

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Review: 'That Darn Cat'

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It's not quite a catastrophe, but the updated remake of "That Darn cat" is a loud and largely charmless trifle. Very small children may be attracted in sufficient numbers for fair-to-middling opening…

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Review: 'Dangerous Ground'

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Despite the novelty of its setting and the specifics of its sociopolitical details, Darrell James Roodt's "Dangerous Ground" is a formulaic revenge thriller that often plays like a retread of a 1970s…

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Review: 'Sweet Power'

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Lucia Murat's "Sweet Power" is an involving but unremarkable drama about political maneuvering and media manipulation during a Brazilian election. Offshore theatrical prospects are slim, but pic may…

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Review: 'The Pest'

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Evidencing all the restraint of a Ritalin-deprived class clown who's just O.D.'d on sugar sandwiches, John Leguizamo tears through "The Pest" like something newly unleashed from the inkwell of a…

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