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Review: 'The Rambler'

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Practically parodying a slumming B-lister's phone-it-in, cash-the-check indie perf, Dermot Mulroney is good for a giggle -- just one -- in "The Rambler," writer-director Calvin Lee Reeder's randomly…

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Review: 'Milkshake'

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Innocuous at least, amiable at best, director/co-writer David Andalman's microbudget debut feature promises a comedic exploration of racial mimicry and settles for a half-hearted high-school love…

"Dirty Wars"
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Review: 'Dirty Wars'

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Filed from the frontlines of the war on terror, documentarian Richard Rowley's astonishingly hard-hitting "Dirty Wars" renders the investigative work of journalist Jeremy Scahill in the form of a…

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Review: 'Valentine Road'

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Nothing if not timely, director Marta Cunningham's richly detailed, deeply affecting docu "Valentine Road" burrows into the case of a 2008 school shooting that took the life of Lawrence "Larry" King.

"Lovelace"
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Review: 'Lovelace'

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Reducing an immensely disturbing, politically byzantine tale to a series of cartoonish vignettes, this celeb-studded biopic squanders a gutsy performance by Amanda Seyfried while making '70s porn…

Robin Weigert and Maggie Siff in
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Review: 'Concussion'

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The unjust dearth of Sapphic cinema helps explain, more than excuse, the desperate "Concussion," a head injury of a film in which a middle-aged suburban femme with a frigid wife and a bump on the…

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