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'The Ice Cream Truck' soft serves its horror

The arty slasher picture “The Ice Cream Truck” proceeds from the oft-deployed premise that the suburbs are inherently creepy. While writer-director Megan Freels Johnston makes some unusual choices that set her film apart from run-of-the-mill low-budget horror, too much of her movie feels warmed-over.

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Portrait of an artist unraveling in horror comedy 'Dave Made a Maze'

While the dramatic underpinnings could have used more work, the labyrinth that’s the focus of “Dave Made a Maze” is truly an amazingly inventive sight to behold.

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'Game of Thrones' star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau breaks bad in crime thriller 'Shot Caller'

The prison-tinged action drama “Shot Caller” arrives at a tension-filled national moment when a protagonist with WHITE PRIDE tattooed on his back might not be the antihero audiences care to see.

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Michael Almereyda's 'Marjorie Prime' is an elegant, haunting futuristic drama

“It’s always nice to be lied to.” Those words are tossed off with a chuckle early on in “Marjorie Prime,” but by the end they have acquired an almost prophetic significance.

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Danielle Macdonald's star-is-born performance elevates the hip-hop fairy tale 'Patti Cakes'

Patricia Dombrowski, a twentysomething New Jersey bartender and aspiring rap star played by the terrific Australian actress Danielle Macdonald, goes by many aliases.

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Steven Soderbergh returns from 'retirement' to amuse himself with 'Logan Lucky'

Slick, smart, impeccably executed, "Logan Lucky" is a highbrow heist movie involving some lowbrow folks. If it verges on being a little too pleased with itself for its own good, that's an acceptable price to pay for something that makes you smile.

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