IN THEATERS: ‘Don’T Think Twice’ Brings More Than Laughs

In “Don’t Think Twice,” things seem all warm, fuzzy and funny for improv comedy troupe the Commune. They prep for a show by doing word-association exercises. “Duck season” evolves into “Pew pew, Nintendo,” as the members play off each other, and in a voiceover, one shares improv is all “about a group working together in…
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Watch ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

“A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” is a twist on the boy-meets-girl story — and the girl’s a vampire. It’s writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour’s first feature-length film, and whatta debut. The Girl (Sheila Vand) stalks and preys upon pimps, junkies and hookers. She’s got a sick music collection and wears a hijab that flies…
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INDIEWATCH: ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ A Campy Throwback To ‘Tales From The Crypt’

“Trick ’r Treat” is an homage to old-school, campy, horror shows “Tales from the Crypt” and “Creepshow.” It’s an anthology of storylines introduced with comic book pages, and like “Crypt,” it plays as a cautionary tale sans the Crypt Keeper doling a pun-ny moral at the end. The first “tale of terror” starts with a…
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INDIEWATCH: Elle Fanning Shines In ‘Ginger & Rosa’

“Ginger & Rosa” Starring: Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks Written, directed by: Sally Potter Time: 1:30 Elle Fanning gives a nuanced tour de force in writer/director Sally Potter’s newest independent film, “Ginger & Rosa. Fanning plays Ginger, a fiery-haired teen who, with the help of her life-long bestie, Rosa (played by newbie Alice Englert),…
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Pros And Cons Of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’

I was so jazzed to see Part 2 of one of the best, most original horror movies I’ve seen this decade. And that was my No. 1 mistake. Ya gotta go in with low to no expectations. But all was not lost. Here are some pros and cons of “Insidious: Chapter 2.” PRO: Director James…
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