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'Every Secret Thing,' Amy Berg's fiction feature debut, is listless
'Every Secret Thing,' Amy Berg's fiction feature debut, is listless

The psychological mystery "Every Secret Thing" boasts crackerjack documentarian Amy Berg's fiction feature debut, Frances McDormand as a producer, a screenplay by awkward-moments master Nicole Holofcener and a killer cast that includes Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning and Common. But rather than stir up a tantalizing puzzle surrounding the truth behind two toddler kidnappings seven years apart and a pair of convicted child killers (Fanning and Danielle Macdonald) newly released from juvenile lockup, this movie raises the question: How could it have gone so wrong? Crushingly listless and at times as off-putting as a needle scratching vinyl, this corkscrew tale of...

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