Joe Leydon

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Review: 'Southern Belles'

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"Southern Belles" is a shrill, overbearing farce in which characters never rise above the level of caricatures, and actors are encouraged to act at, rather than with, each other. Undiscriminating…

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Review: 'Shooting Livien'

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"Shooting Livien" proves more adept at self-destruction than its unappealing protagonist does. Glumly pretentious pic from writer-director Rebecca Cook is unconvincing and uninvolving psychodrama…

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Review: 'Cl.one'

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Muddy visuals and muddled plotting sink "cl.one," an ambitious DV indie that comes across like a bargain basement version of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow." Jason J. Tomaric employs…

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Review: 'Down and Derby'

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Strongly reminiscent of Disney-produced live-action features from the 1970s, "Down and Derby" is a modestly amusing family-friendly comedy about a miniature car race that brings out the worst in…

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Review: 'Straight Line'

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Despite the stiffness of the key performances -- including his own in the lead role -- Sean Ackerman evidences undeniable promise as a compelling storyteller and visual stylist with "Straight Line,"…

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Review: 'Derailroaded'

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As discomfortingly fascinating as listening to a couple's heated argument at a table near yours in a restaurant, "Derailroaded" considers the fleeting notoriety and frustrating obscurity of Larry…

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Review: 'Stagedoor'

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As a sprightly group portrait of happy campers who "gotta sing, gotta dance," Alexandra Shiva's "Stagedoor" gives a whole new meaning to a familiar phrase: "Hey, kids! Let's put on a show!"…

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Review: 'The Boys Of Baraka'

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Due to events beyond the control of filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, "The Boys of Baraka" isn't quite the pic they obviously set out to make. As a result, this docu about a program to educate…

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