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Movie review: ‘Do You Believe?’

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Pure Flix

Generally, the purpose of a faith-based film is to reach out to those looking for spiritual guidance. Do You Believe?, the latest movie from the company that produced God Is Not Dead last year, takes a different approach. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Gunman’

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Keith Bernstein

The action scenes in The Gunman are expertly handled, and that should come as no surprise, with director Pierre Morel calling the shots here. Morel directed the original and best of the “Taken” series, and though that movie is especially remembered for L... 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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘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

Movie review: ‘The Wrecking Crew’

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Magnolia Pictures

A decade in the making, The Wrecking Crew took almost as long to make it to theaters. But Denny Tedesco’s “unknown musicians who cranked out the hits” doc, which predated and inspired the Oscar-winning 20 Feet From Stardom Read more

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