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While there have been other, admirable attempts to update Charles DickensOliver Twist recently—as the gender-flipped Olivia Twist, in which Ashley Greene joins a gang, and as a “3-D parkour” film in which Dickens’ novel is doused in Red Bull and tossed at various obstacles—none of these have reimagined Dickens’ orphan protagonist as a cop, and thus the story remains as inscrutable as Sanskrit to modern audiences. Fortunately, Ahmet Zappa has devised Dodge & Twist, a Sony film that revisits Oliver and his former pickpocketing rival The Artful Dodger, some 20 years after the point where Dickens bafflingly stopped »

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