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Review: 'Alpha Male'

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A rich, dysfunctional English family is torn apart when the patriarch dies suddenly and the mother remarries in the sturdy but so-so "Alpha Male." "Alpha" found low spot in the B.O. pecking order on…

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Review: 'Push'

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Preening attitude and mock tough-guy theatrics swamp "Push," an especially vapid and woefully unoriginal look at why young, innocent white guys should never get into the drug trade. "Push" is sure to…

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Review: 'Ellipsis'

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An ace perf by Eugeniya Simonova as a successful Soviet sculptress caught in a love quadrangle, coupled with a strong sense of period, elevates Russian drama "Ellipsis" above the norm. Pic could…

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Review: 'Invincible'

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Based on the almost impossible-to-believe true story of South Philadelphia barkeep Vince Papale's bid to make the roster of his beloved Philadelphia Eagles, "Invincible" has victory on its mind…

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Review: 'Red Carpet'

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Helmer Luiz Alberto Pereira focuses on Brazil's cinematic past in "Red Carpet." Laffer follows country hick Quinzinho, who embarks with his wife Zulmira and his faithful donkey to treat his son Neco…

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Review: 'A Dirty Carnival'

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The best Korean gangster movie since "Friend," "A Dirty Carnival" elevates the genre to an epic narrative level as it follows the rise and emotional decline of a smalltime hoodlum. Full of swiftly…

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Review: 'Holly'

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A ne'er-do-well American drifter tries to save a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl sold as a Phnom Penh prostitute in capable social issue pic "Holly." The well-acted and technically proficient drama works…

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