Joe Leydon

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Review: 'Through The Forest'

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Of interest primarily as an experiment in narrative style, "Through the Forest" is less a cinematic tone poem than a hermetically sealed oddity. Latest from maverick French helmer Jean Paul Civeyrac…

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Review: 'The Cabin Movie'

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Chamber piece about six would-be swingers who make a hash of an intended group grope comes off as an uneasy mix of edgy confrontation and comic titillation. "The Cabin Movie" may generate interest on…

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Review: 'Isolation'

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Novice writer-director Billy O'Brien brings a seriousness of purpose and a modicum of showmanship to the task of serving generic B-movie cheese in "Isolation," a moody horror opus about the fatal…

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Review: 'Be My Baby'

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At this stage in its development, "Be My Baby" seems little more than a serviceable star vehicle built for two. But with Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter as the stellar passengers in the world premiere…

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Review: 'The Fog'

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"The Fog" crept in on little cat feet, without benefit of press previews, but likely will move very quickly from megaplex screens to homevid haunts. At once slicker and blander than John Carpenter's…

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Review: 'Opa!'

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Mildly diverting but utterly predictable, "Opa!" offers oodles of picture-postcard scenery while focusing on an uptight workaholic who enjoys a lusty reawakening during an extended stay in Greece…

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Review: 'Shopgirl'

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Steve Martin the author is well served by Martin the multihyphenate in "Shopgirl," a smartly reconstituted yet largely faithful adaptation of his precisely crafted novella about the life lessons that…

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