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Acting veteran John Slattery makes his feature-length directorial debut with “God’s Pocket,” and while the performer has spent a lifetime around numerous filmmakers, absorbing the finer points of tonal balance, his own foray into storytelling often finds its shoelaces tied together. Death is played for laughs, life is miserable, and there’s not a problem that can’t be solved with alcohol in “God’s Pocket,” and while select scenes brim with a deliciously uncomfortable tension, the overall picture feels incomplete, lost in an effort to summon a sense of neighborhood decay instead of following through on interesting subplots and simmering animosities. Read the rest at


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