Joe Leydon

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Review: 'The Affair'

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Self-indulgent characters fail to generate much interest or sympathy in Carl Colpaert's "The Affair," an indie drama that recalls the most pretentious pseudo-artsy product of the 1960s and '70s. Tone…

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Review: 'No Pain, No Gain'

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"No Pain, No Gain" has no future beyond second-tier fests and latenight cable TV. Painfully sincere yet hopelessly amateurish dramedy about a brainy bodybuilder who wants to succeed without steroids…

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Review: 'Mickey'

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Leave it to John Grisham to concoct a screenplay about Little Leaguers that involves deception, conspiracy and criminal activity. Modestly diverting indie effort aimed at family auds, should prove a…

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Review: 'Raising Helen'

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An undemanding dramedy about a self-absorbed Manhattan career woman who grapples with the responsibilities of instant motherhood, "Raising Helen" should skew primarily toward an older demographic…

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Review: 'Witches In Exile'

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Niche fests, cable outlets and venues hospitable to anthropological docs are natural habitats for "Witches in Exile," Allison Berg's sobering study of contemporary West African women victimized by…

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Review: 'The Naked Feminist'

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Recent reports of HIV infections among L.A. adult-film performers could spike interest on fest circuit for "The Naked Feminist," Aussie documentarian Louisa Achille's sympathetic study of U.S. women…

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