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The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Starts This Week (April 18-29)

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival starts this week on Wednesday, April 18th, running until Sunday, April 29th. Now in its 17th year, the latest installment of the Tribeca Film Festival will screen 96 feature films from 103 filmmakers from arou...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The World Before Your Feet

In many ways a two-man collaboration between filmmaker Jeremy Workman and subject Matt Green, The World Before Your Feet is an understated documentary that details Green's efforts to walk every street in New York City's five boroughs. ...

 
 
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Review: Wonderstruck

Watching Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck is like watching a juggler who can't quite find the right rhythm. Parallel narratives unfold 50 years apart (one in 1977 and one in 1927), but it takes 20 minutes before the cross-cutting finds a proper fl...

 
 
 
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Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

All happy families are the same; each unhappy family is only sort of the same, and will eventually wind up in their own movie or book. Take the Meyerowitzes in Noah Baumbach's latest movie. This sophisticated clan of New Yorkers reminded of...

 
 
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NYC: The 2017 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival kicks off tonight

The second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival gets underway tonight at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse. The opening night film is Can Evernol's Housewife, which looks like Clive Barker by way of Dario Argento. More than 45 feature films and...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NYC: Japan Cuts 2017 starts tonight

The 11th annual Japan Cuts film festival kicks off tonight in New York City. Running from July 13th through July 23rd, Japan Cuts is one of New York City's finest film festivals, showcasing the best in Japanese cinema. I still remember goin...

 
 
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The 2017 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) starts today

It's that time of year again. One of the best film festivals in the city is about to get underway. The New York Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The annual showcase of Asian cinema runs from June ...

 
 
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Review: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

The B-Side is an atypical Errol Morris documentary. He doesn't use the Interrotron at all, his tool that allows interviewees to stare directly into the camera. Instead, the camera's just off to the side. The score is delicate rather than a ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Steve James may be incapable of directing a bad documentary. His films includes Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and Life Itself. With Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, James continues his record as one of America's most reliable non-fiction...

 
 
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Tribeca Capsule Review: Shadowman

There's a familiar narrative about the self-destructive artist, or maybe it's one that we want to see borne out in real life and in narratives about artists as characters. The brilliant artist is ignored but persists in their craft, achieve...

 
 
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The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival starts this week

It's that time of year again. This week, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off in New York City. Running from April 19th through the 30th, the Tribeca Film Festival will feature countless narrative and documentary premieres, including th...

 
 
 
 
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Review: We Are the Flesh

Reviewing We Are the Flesh from writer/director Emiliano Rocha Minter is tricky. On the one hand, it's a deeply flawed film aimed at a limited audience. It's transgressive in the extreme, sexually explicit bordering on pornographic, nonsens...

 
 
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Review: Paterson

Jim Jarmusch's Paterson is work of subtle optimism. It's a gentle film, kind and generous, funny, too. Watching the movie, I sensed Jarmusch giving me a reassuring push, like a parent at a swing or a child casting off a toy boat. Paterson i...

 
 
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NYC: Support the Rooftop Films Kickstarter campaign

If you live in New York City and love independent films, chances are you've been to a Rooftop Films event. A registered non-profit group founded in 1997, Rooftop Films holds outdoors screenings of movies through the city in all boroughs: Br...

 
 
 
 
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DOC NYC Review: Weiner

Weiner is an appropriate film to review on Election Day, and not just because it's one of the best political documentaries of the last 10 years. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner potentially put the 2016 election in jeopardy last week. Whil...

 
 
 
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DOC NYC starts this week (November 10-17)

DOC NYC kicks off this Thursday, November 10th and runs until November 17th. DOC NYC is the largest documentary and non-fiction film festival in the United States. More than 250 events and films are scheduled for the next week, with more th...

 
 
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Ithaca Fantastik is this week (November 9-13)

Ithaca Fantastik starts this Wednesday, November 9th up in Ithaca, New York. The film festival is a showcase of genre movies from all over the world. This year's festival is bookended by two major Korean release. On opening night, festival ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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NYC: Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse will open October 28th

After an unfortunate and unexpected delay, the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is finally set to open with a firm date in place. The drink and dine-in theater will start showing movies on Friday, October 28th, just in time for Halloween we...

 
 
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BHFF Review: The Master Cleanse

I'm curious how they're going to market The Master Cleanse. I went into the film knowing very little about it, and many of my favorite parts involve its little surprises. I hope those surprises aren't spoiled in the trailer. There's an olde...

 
 
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BHFF Review: Child Eater

Creating a new face of horror is difficult. For every Jason, Freddy, and Michael Myers, there are countless forgettable imitators. These lower-tier boogeymen may look good, and their mythology may have promise, but they never haunt the imag...

 
 
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BHFF Review: Let Her Out

Feeling frustrated by a movie isn't unusual. The best/worst kind of frustration is when the hints of a better film are evident. It's like eating a meal and knowing just from flavor or texture what's missing--not enough salt, undercooked, sh...

 
 




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Little Italy"As good as deep dish pizza"

 

Mermaid's Song"I think you mean Siren"

 

Assassination Nation"This is a genuine trigger warning"

 

The House with the Clock in Its Walls"The man who directed Hostel does a kids movie"

 

Iron Fist (Season 2)"A bounce back from laughably embarrassing to more-than-okay"

 

The Children Act"Fantastic courtroom drama - shame about the script"

 

Slice"Hot and Ready"

 

White Boy Rick"Brought to you by the city of Detroit"

 

The Predator"One ugly mother... you know the rest"

 

Mandy"Crazy good"

 

Peppermint"Revenge is a dish best served in another movie"

 

The Dawnseeker"Yawnstinker"

 

Let the Corpses Tan"Hang 'em, but not too high"

 

Apocalypse Rising"The baby Jesus has a zombie army"

 

Arizona"One event's insane chain reaction"

 

Preacher Season 3"Welcome home Jesse"

 

Orange is the New Black - Season Six"Taystee deserves better"

 

The Last Sharknado: It's About Time"There are six of these???"

 

The Happytime Murders"Puppets doing adult things, guys. So funny, guys. Guys?"

 

A Whale of a Tale"A Japanese controversy and a whole lotta whales"

 

Billionaire Boys Club"Real pretty boys do some real bad things"

 

Crazy Rich Asians"The romantic comedy that hot Asians deserved"

 

Slender Man"He's just standing there... MENACINGLY"

 

BlacKkKlansman"Spike Lee's best"

 
 
 
 
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