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Short and Tweet – Brief Reviews for Movies Released Feb. 26


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Breck Eisner’s Romero remake is all tone and atmosphere, with few thrills to go around.
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While it’s hard to buy Maria Bello as a schlub, this drama is often soulful.
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A modern-day prison epic, ambitious and engrossing.
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A truly dramatic history lesson about the China-Taiwan conflict…with James Van Der Beek?
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Relationships, art, and fantasies come together in this messy, based-on-reality story.
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Kevin Smith does an ’80s cop comedy, with mixed (but generally funny) results.
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Asian thriller borrows a bit too heavily from its American forebears.
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Think you got it rough? Try making madcap movies under Taliban rule.
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Subtle yet striking, this study of nineteenth-century miracles is almost a satire at heart.
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Wine grapes in Arizona? This fun documentary seems too wild to be true, but it is.
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Documentary about Philly’s Barnes Foundation starts smartly but turns arrogant.
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Polanski’s cumbersome film lacks much sense, too focused on twists, instead of plot.
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Ominous and disturbing, one of Scorsese’s strongest recent films.
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