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Review: '24 Exposures' takes a subpar stab at crime thriller
Review: '24 Exposures' takes a subpar stab at crime thriller

Prolific writer-director Joe Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs," "Drinking Buddies") is on to something in his latest outing, "24 Exposures." Unfortunately, this would-be erotic thriller is just too unfocused and slapdash to satisfy its promise. With vague echoes of such art-meets-murder films as Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up" and Brian De Palma's "Blow Out," Swanberg attempts to provoke and grip. But he fails on both counts in telling this tale of Billy (Adam Wingard), a "personal fetish photographer" whose violence-laced work begins to parallel a murder being investigated by a depressed cop (Simon Barrett). An...

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