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Review: 'Varsity Blues'

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Think of "Porky's" with pigskins and you've got "Varsity Blues," an unappetizing mix of raucously vulgar comedy and teen-angst melodrama. Paramount may attract teenage ticket buyers and score an OK…

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Review: 'Night Train'

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A mostly good-hearted mix of lonely-hearts romance and Graham Greene-style soul-searching, Irish playwright John Lynch's "Night Train" eventually jumps the tracks, derailed by jarring tone shifts and…

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Review: 'Hotel Room'

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Bearing traces of inspiration from such no-frills B&W comedies as "Stranger Than Paradise" and "In the Soup," and from writers William Burroughs and Charles Bukowski, "Hotel Room" weaves together…

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Review: 'Wilbur Falls'

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Nothing much happens in the cozy nook known as "Wilbur Falls." So, when tyro feature filmmaker Juliane Glantz attempts to manufacture some drama involving a high school valedictorian and a missing…

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Review: 'Restless'

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First U.S.-China co-production gets things off to a good start with "Restless," a winning look at cross-cultural romance, set in a Beijing that Westerners rarely see. Good perfs, a solid script…

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Review: 'The Faculty'

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Movies don't come any more review-proof than "The Faculty," a rip-snorting hunk of giddy, self-aware genre trash. Horror/sci-fi teenpic reps a meeting of minds between two talents, gonzo action…

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