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STREAMING REVIEW: Walk Right Past ‘The Lady In The Car’

“The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun” is a French psychological thriller about a beautiful secretary who may be losing her mind. Dany (Freya Mavor) is dressed like Little Orphan Annie meets a librarian in a red top with a white collar, oversized glasses and a tight ponytail. “I’ve never seen the…
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Handsome Dan was seized from Vick’s dog-fighting ring, and his journey to rehabilition is chronicled in “The Champions.” netflix.com

INDIEWATCH: Every Dog Has Its Day In ‘The Champions’

“The Champions” traces life after dog-fighting for Michael Vick’s pit bull terriers. A quick background: In 2007, Vick served 21 months after police busted his dog-fighting ring. After a briefing on breed discrimination legislation, “The Champions” kicks into the heart of this documentary: the advocacy, the slow rehabilitation and the true character of this breed.…
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Mickey Rourke as Ashby (left) needs a driver, and he enlists the help of his neighbor Nat Wolff as Ed in “Ashby." netflix.com

STREAMING REVIEW: Mickey Rourke Delivers In Dark, Coming-of-age Comedy ‘Ashby’

“Ashby” aims to be the “Harold and Maude” of bromances. It stars Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff and Emma Roberts. In it, Ed (Wolff) is the new kid in school. His mom’s aloof and his relationship with his dad is solely via webcam. Aside from a mild flirtation with his hipster-meets-librarian classmate, Eloise (Roberts), Ed’s pretty…
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INDIEWATCH: Nina Simone Unplugged

Female musicians are dominating documentaries. PBS released one on Janis Joplin. A doc on Amy Winehouse won an Oscar, and Netflix released a haunting ode to Nina Simone. In “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” director Liz Garbus paints a complex, candid and sometimes heart-wrenching portrait of the classically trained, Civil Rights activist and jazz musician. Garbus…
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It's pretty but it's grimy in "Tangerine." And it's worth it.  magpictures.com/tangerine

INDIEWATCH: ‘Tangerine’ Is A Sweet And Sour Must-see

Sex workers, their clients and other Los Angeles subcultures rule the screen in “Tangerine,” a fiercely original comedy from indie director Sean Baker (“Starlet” and “Prince of Broadway”). It’s Christmas Eve, and besties Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Mya Taylor), who are both transgender women, meet at a donut shop. Sin-Dee is fresh off…
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