Joe Leydon

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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: ‘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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Review: ‘White Noise’

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"White Noise" is nothing to shout about. The first major Hollywood studio release of 2005 is an unsatisfying supernatural thriller with an effectively unsettling build-up and a frustratingly muddled…

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Review: ‘Fat Albert’

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Hey, hey, hey? No, no, no. A clunky mix of animated hijinx, live-action farce and inspirational uplift, "Fat Albert" is flat-footed and ham-handed in its attempt to reconstitute a popular '70s TV…

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