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Review: 'Girls' Night'

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Two powerhouse Brit actresses expertly work the opportunities at hand in "Girls' Night," though their efforts can elevate this rather formulaic tearjerker only so far. Seriocomedy evoked predictable…

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Review: 'Zero Effect'

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"Zero Effect" is a melange of hip humor, whodunit and pop psychoanalysis. A roller-coaster of ideas and tones, filmmaker Jake Kasdan's debut feature is scattershot entertainment that misses as often…

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Review: 'Phantoms'

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Miramax's horror division, Dimension, has whipped up a crackling good frightfest in "Phantoms." Though its ads may suggest a kinship to "Scream," this shocker's appeal is that it doesn't follow the…

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Review: 'Jerry and Tom'

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Those contemporary mythic figures -- hit men -- receive the sort of artistic treatment they scarcely de-erve in "Jerry and Tom." Very well acted and beautifully directed by actor Saul Rubinek in his…

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Review: 'Slam'

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Dispelling the theory that white filmmakers can't provide an authentic, inside view of the African-American experience, Marc Levin's "Slam" is a landmark film that defies easy categorization. Part…

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Review: 'Blind Faith'

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Some unsubtle writing and over-the-top moments don't hobble the overall potency of "Blind Faith," a solid drama limning racism and homophobia as played out in a late-1950s murder trial. Given current…

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