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    | Feb. 3, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
    It's Marnie Gummer against a stillborn script In Echo Park. Romance films live and die on the spark between the leads and there's just nothing here. To make matters worse there's an over reliance on montage sequences that eventually lose the thread of the narrative.
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    | Nov. 25, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
    For one brief sequence My Super Ex Girlfriend is revolutionary. Female puberty has long been the grist of horror films, from the Exorcist and Carrie, to Ginger Snaps. When seen from the gaze of primarily male storytellers, the ordeal is one of unavoidable tragedy. Female puberty in these stories either makes girl undergoing it into a beast or into a target. Superhero films, especially origin films are often metaphors for male puberty. Spider-Man, Batman, Captain America, and the Hulk all dealt with young men who became bigger, stronger, and faster. They weighed with the responsibility