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Review: ‘Sweetheart’

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Nick Grosso suffers the not uncommon second-play slump with his new "Sweetheart," arriving in the same studio theater where his terrific "Peaches" 14 months ago signaled a quirky new voice. Not…

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Review: ‘Caught’

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"Caught" is a contemporary film noir with plenty of sexual melodrama but little sense of style. Veteran indie director Robert M. Young works a number of interesting wrinkles into the familiar…

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Review: ‘The Juror’

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Tried in a familiar venue, "The Juror" is a somewhat leisurely paced psychological thriller distinguished only by a kinetic, menacing performance by Alec Baldwin. While it's nothing to write home…

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Review: ‘Precious’

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A rare social satire that takes effective shots at both sides in the abortion battle, "Precious" has an agreeably nasty sting. The focus of Alexander Payne's debut feature must certainly rank near…

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Review: ‘White Squall’

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Call it "Floating Poets Society," or perhaps "Dead Sailors Society," but this coming-of-age story, circa 1960, has much the same feel as that earlier release, with a group of teenage boys undergoing…

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