Joe Leydon

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Review: 'Junebug'

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A breakthrough performance by appealing up-and-comer Amy Adams, who won a Sundance acting prize, should spark favorable press and aud awareness for "Junebug," Phil Morrison's understated dramedy…

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Review: 'Police Beat'

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As a dreamlike dramatization of the disconnection between the inner thoughts of a lovelorn cop and everyday events on his Seattle patrols, "Police Beat" ranges from deadpan absurdity to heartfelt…

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Review: 'Boogeyman'

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Effectively atmospheric and unusually involving thriller tells the story of a distraught young man's protracted duel of wits with the eponymous evildoer. Despite Screen Gems' evident low…

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Review: 'The Salon'

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The law of diminishing returns catches up with writer-director Mark Brown in "The Salon," a vibrantly raucous but only fitfully funny ensemble comedy aimed primarily at African-American ticketbuyers…

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Review: 'On A Clear Day'

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"On a Clear Day" aims to be a seriocomic crowd-pleaser on the order of "The Full Monty." Engaging tale of renewal, redemption and reconciliation might be too squarely on the nose for some jaded…

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Review: 'The Matador'

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Deftly maneuvering through audacious mood swings and tonal shifts, "The Matador" emerges as a quirky yet commercial commingling of black comedy, seriocomic psychodrama, heart-tugging sudser and…

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