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Review: ‘Girl Wrestler’

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Barely substantial enough to merit its 57-minute running time, "Girl Wrestler" sustains interest primarily due to appealing subject. Documentarian Diane Zander follows Tara Neal, a 13-year-old Austin…

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Review: ‘Go Further’

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A frankly unbalanced ode to environmentally conscious attitudes and values, documentarian Ron Mann's "Go Further" is unquestioning agitprop for vegetarianism, hemp fiber, solar energy, sustainable…

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Review: ‘Flag Wars’

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A narrative voiceover -- or more informative on-screen titles -- and judicious editing would sharpen the focus of "Flag Wars," an intriguing sociopolitical docu that grows increasingly diffuse in the…

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Review: ‘Good Fences’

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A muddled made-for-cable pic that won the lottery and wound up at 2003 Sundance Film Festival, "Good Fences" (set to premiere Feb. 2 on Showtime) is a stupefyingly clumsy mix of cartoonish comedy…

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Review: ‘Darkness Falls’

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Even though its conspicuous lack of full-bore gore may disappoint many genre fans, "Darkness Falls" could click with ticket buyers who prefer some restraint in their scary stories. It's an instantly…

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