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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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Review: ‘Citizen King’

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Even viewers who lived during the 1963-68 period may find their assumptions challenged and misconceptions corrected by this impressively researched, cogently structured and altogether illuminating…

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Review: ‘The Calling’

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Painfully sincere yet hopelessly amateurish religious-themed drama that plays like the work of a born-again Ed Wood. Vidshot road pic looks ghastly in 35mm transfer. Pic doesn't stand a prayer in…

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Review: ‘Marci X’

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The term "wildly uneven" doesn't come close to charting the peaks and valleys of "Marci X," a slapdash, scattershot comedy about a pampered Jewish American Princess and an aggressively controversial…

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Review: ‘Grind’

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Two sure signs that mid-August has arrived: Back-to-school sales in department stores, movies like "Grind" in megaplexes. A textbook example of the charm-free ephemera dumped by studios during the…

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Review: ‘Freaky Friday’

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One of the more pleasant surprises of a summer movie season littered with lumbering disappointments, "Freaky Friday" is a fleet and funny comedy with more than enough cross-generational appeal to…

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