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Movie review: ‘Fort Tilden’

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There’s a good, funny movie to be made out of the material in Fort Tilden, a sort-of Mean Girls-meets- Girls adventure about a day in the life of two spoiled Brooklynistas who... Read more

Movie review: ‘Do I Sound Gay?’

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Sundance Selects

The documentary Do I Sound Gay? sneaks up on you. What begins as a first-person account of one man’s quest to change the way he speaks soon becomes something closer to pop anthropology, in the process throwing in a bit of sociolinguistics and stand-up comedy. Read more

Movie review: ‘Cop Car’

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Focus Features

The idea of casting Kevin Bacon as a corrupt, rural sheriff on the hunt for the two pre-teens who stole his police vehicle could make for some grade-A, B-movie fun. Read more

Kelli Williams practices balancing act in ‘Ties That Bind’

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UP

Pretending to be a cop is harder than it looks. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Gift’

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STX

The Guest, about a guy who shows up at a family’s door and who is not quite what he says he is , hit theaters at the tail-end of last summer, bringing with it a knowing, tongue-in-cheek salute to ’70s-era John Carpenter movies. Read more

Movie review: ‘The End of the Tour’

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A24

Building a film around nothing more than two people talking is a formidable challenge. Read more

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Four’

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Alan Markfield

Hollywood is littered with the broken dreams of hotshot indie directors whose first attempt at a big-budget, special-effects-saturated blockbuster is a bust. Neill Blomkamp ( Elysium), Fede Alvarez ( Evil Dead remake), and Jose Padilha ( Read more

T.D. Jakes’ film festival returns to Dallas with inviting lineup

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Paramount Picgtures

The International Faith and Family Festival, part of T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest, returns to Dallas Aug. 20-22, bringing with it a roster of movies that might appeal to those who aren’t already part of the Jakes faithful. A... Read more

Movie review: ‘Ricki and the Flash’

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Sony Pictures Releasing

Like a cover band tackling a well-worn tune, Ricki and the Flash doesn’t sing you anything new or different, but instead tries to put its own spin on very familiar material. Read more

Movie review: ‘Dark Places’

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Doane Gregory

For those who loved the twisty and twisted narrative of last year’s Gone Girl, Dark Places – also from the mind of novelist Gillian Flynn — just might scratch that itch for mystery. Read more

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