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Movie review: ‘The Walking Deceased’

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Arc Entertainment

There’s one line of truth (“ Spring Breakers was amazing”) and a handful of half-funny concepts in the zombie-movie spoof The Walking Deceased. Want to make a zombie’s head explode? Say “ Read more

Movie review: ‘Deli Man’

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Cohen Media Group

The star of Deli Man is a youngish man named Ziggy Gruber, who can speak Yiddish, was trained as a world-class chef in France and runs one of the nation’s best delis — in Houston. Read more

Movie review: ‘It Follows’

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Radius-TWC

Just when it seemed as if horror films had reached their limit in predictability, a couple of minor visionaries have come along to, if not totally change the game, at least make it fun again. Read more

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’

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Lionsgate

Insurgent doesn’t seriously diverge from the Divergent/ Hunger Games/ Maze Runner formula until its final act. Read more

Movie review: ‘Run All Night’

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Warner Bros.

This is probably sad, but somehow it doesn’t feel sad: The most consistently satisfying thing in the American cinema right now is the Liam Neeson action movie. With Taken, released in January 2009, the right formula met the right actor, and ever since, it has b... Read more

Movie review: ‘Home Sweet Hell’

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Vertical Entertainment

It says volumes about the state of Katherine Heigl’s on- and off-screen persona that casting her as a shrieking, shrewish control freak with murderous tendencies seems a bit on-the-nose. Read more

Movie review: ’71

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Roadside Attractions

Jack O’Connell seems to love playing guys who get the snot kicked out of them. Read more

Movie review: ‘Wild Tales’

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Sony Pictures Classics

Wild Tales, Argentina’s entry in Oscar’s foreign-language category this year, is a bit of an anomaly in the current movie world: an anthology that’s not a horror film. But the six short stories, linked by a theme of over-the-top, fever-dream reven... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Salvation’

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IFC Films

The Salvation might have been the rare Western to elevate the genre. For one thing, Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring wrote and directed the movie. So to see the American West through the eyes of a European offered the tantalizing possibility of something fresh and un... Read more

Movie review: ‘Cinderella’

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Disney

Disney’s 1950 animated version of the Cinderella fairy tale enabled the fantasies of lovelorn little girls wishing for a fairy godmother to whisk them away into the arms of a handsome prince. Read more

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