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‘How It Ends’ Review: What, You Expected Us to Tell You?

In the apocalyptic comedy “How It Ends,” the Earth faces destruction by meteor at the end of the night. Here, the world ends not with a bang or a whimper, but with self-deprecating jokes and irreverent self-reflection. For her last hours before Earth’s expiration, Liza (Zoe Lister-Jones) wanders Los Angeles, visiting family, friends and lovers […]

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‘Mandibles’ Review: A Bug-Brained Affair

For Quentin Dupieux, the French writer and director behind “Rubber” (about a homicidal tire) and “Deerskin” (about a man possessed by a magical leather jacket), the most random and banal objects are cause for fantastically deranged intrigue. And no, these things aren’t bursting with layers of symbolic meaning. It’s their matter-of-fact simplicity that makes them […]