INDIEWATCH: Rebel Meets Her Match In Horror/comedy ‘Housebound’

In “Housebound,” an ATM break-in goes awry, and Kylie (Morgana O’Reilly) is sentenced to seven months on house arrest at her parents’ home after a long history of thieving and drugging. When she pulls up to the house with her P.O., the first two thrills are harmless and funny on par with “Shaun of the…
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INDIEWATCH: ‘Stretch’ A Wild Limo Ride On Drugs

Patrick Wilson and Jessica Alba star in “Stretch,” an action-packed comedy about an L.A. failed actor/limo driver, his ex-girlfriend and his insane fares. Stretch (Wilson) has to come up with the $6,000 he owes his bookie by midnight, and to do it he agrees to be the beck-and-call boy for Roger, an intense “firestarter,” who’s…
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INDIEWATCH: This ‘Gigolo’ Is Witty, Subtle And A Bit Deflated

In “Fading Gigolo,” Murray (Woody Allen) and Fioravante (John Turturro) close up their indie bookstore. As they pack, Murray mentions he saw his dermatologist — and she’s interested in a threesome. Murray says he instantly thought of Fior. “Are you on drugs,” he says. And Murray: “Apart from my Zoloft, no.” “Gigolo” wastes no time,…
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INDIEWATCH: Watch ‘Snowpiercer’ — Period

In “Snowpiercer,” the lone survivors of a post-apocalyptic world-freeze are confined to one train that circles the globe on a nonstop hell ride, depending on where you’re sitting. For 17 years, front and rear passengers have been segregated. Folks at the rear are fed maroon-ish, gelatinous protein blocks, they’re crammed into living spaces on par…
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IN THEATERS: There’s Something Flat About ‘Rosewater’

In “Rosewater,” Maziar (Gael Garcia Bernal) wakes up to some shadowy figures in his bedroom. They’re Iranian investigators and they sift through his personal items. Soon after, Maziar is hauled away, and director Jon Stewart gives some context. It’s July 2009, Maziar flies to his home country to cover the Iranian election for Newsweek. As…
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