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Review: ‘The Real Thing’

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Happiness is equilibrium," the playwright Henry (Stephen Dillane) --- ever-quick with a proverb --- tells his sexually awakened teenage daughter Debbie (Caroline Hayes) well into "The Real Thing," so…

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Review: ‘Nothing’

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Stunningly photographed and thematically provocative, "Nothing" limns the tragedy of a young Polish mother with too many children and not enough choices. In her third short feature, writer-director…

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Review: ‘The Mao Game’

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Promising material ends up in a heap of hash once helmer-scripter-star Joshua Miller wrings the life out of it. Working from his well-received novel, Miller turns "The Mao Game" --- named after a…

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Review: ‘Dead Dogs’

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A taut, modest and refreshingly clear-eyed indie thriller produced on a budget so low the screenwriter is listed as one of the caterers, "Dead Dogs" is a claustrophobic and involving genre exercise…

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