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Review: ‘Highwaymen’

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"Highwaymen" fires on all cylinders as an edgy and unnerving road-kill thriller. Pic appears pre-ordained to be a cult item rather than a B.O. contender. Inexplicably rerouted from originally…

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Review: ‘Miracle’

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Inspiring story of unlikely Olympic heroes is told with restraint and impressive skill in sure-fire crowd-pleaser that's bound to bring home the gold as a long-distance B.O. performer. Even auds…

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Review: ‘Farmingville’

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In "Farmingville," Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini view the tensions between property-owning residents and undocumented aliens in a suburban Long Island community as emblematic of national…

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Review: ‘Word Wars’

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A conventional study of unconventional competitors, "Word Wars" is fitfully fascinating as it follows four not-always-friendly rivals at the 2002 National Scrabble Tournament. Cable-bound docu might…

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Review: ‘The Fight’

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Professional sports, national rivalries and geopolitical dynamics are intriguingly entwined in Barak Goodman's well-crafted docu about the legendary heavyweight bouts between Joe Louis and Max…

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Review: ‘Torque’

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Spectacularly trashy and aggressively flashy motorcycle melodrama in which computer-enhanced action scenes, unbound by gravity or logic, are choreographed, photographed and edited to resemble…

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