Category: Festivals

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AFI Docs Film Review: Listen to Me Marlon (★★½)

Marlon Brando is best remembered in the roles he made iconic, which Stevan Riley's documentary, using never before heard recordings, struggles to live up to

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LAFF Film Review: Missing People (★★★)

At what point during filming a documentary does it become unhealthy to dig up the past? Are shocking revelations really as therapeutic a discovery as promised, or are...

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LAFF Review: Sin Alas (★★)

Sin Alas is a confounding film. On the one hand it’s a wonderful look into a culture that we don’t particularly see, at times searingly acted, and an admirable...

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LAFF Film Review: The Girl in the Book (★★★½)

While the premise of The Girl in the Book reads like an abandoned Lifetime movie script collecting dust in the writers room, the resulting film that director Marya Cohn...

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LAFF Film Review: It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (★★★)

Charisma is an interesting power that actors have at their disposal. When used properly, an actor with charisma can render you completely unable to look away from the...

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LAFF Review: Dude Bro Party Massacre III (★★★)

Although nobody asked for it, this icky, sticky, gross and stupidly entertaining slice of 80’s nostalgia might be one of the most biting indictments of...

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LAFF Review: Ayanda and the Mechanic (★★½)

Both deeply romantic and deeply frustrating, Sara Blecher’s Ayanda and the Mechanic is an invaluable portrait of the little-televised South African working class....

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LAFF Film Review: How He Fell in Love (★★★)

One of the toughest things about movies that deal with affairs is not the likability of the characters, but in how we as an audience feel about the choices the...

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LAFF Film Review: Grandma (★★★)

2015 Los Angeles Film Festival: If trouble comes a-knockin’, call grandma. Or better yet, dial up Lily Tomlin to fix your accidental teenage mistake. Director Paul...

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Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ will open the 53rd New York Film Festival

Right now, I feel like one of the few people particularly high (no pun intended) on Robert Zemeckis‘ upcoming film The Walk. Part of it is because most feel like...

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CANNES: ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or and Rooney Mara ties for Best Actress

Well, that’s a wrap on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Earlier today, the awards for the fest were given out, with the jury (led by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) giving...

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Denis Villenueve’s ‘Sicario’ Launches Out of Cannes (as well as Roger Deakins)!

Maybe I just am overly hesitant to get my hopes up for certain festival entries at this point in my life, but I had a feeling that Sicario was going to get a poor...

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Cannes buzz suggests ‘Inside Out’ is Pixar’s Best in Years

If we’re being fair, you have to admit that Pixar has been in what for them is a bit of rut of late. Their films have been solid, or even slightly better at times...

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Film Review: Maggie (★★★½)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Zombies have been all the craze for quite sometime with shows like “The Walking Dead” and films like “World War Z”...

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Film Review: Good Kill (★★★)

2015 Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker Andrew Niccol has made a living documenting man’s complicated moral relationship with machines/technology. From his...

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Film Review: The Driftless Area (★★½)

2015 Tribeca Film Festival: Well acted and occasionally beautiful looking but far too meandering for its own good, The Driftless Area is doomed at the Tribeca Film...

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2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

New York, NY [April 25, 2015] – The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced the winners of the two Audience Awards, sponsored by AT&T, tonight at its wrap party...

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Film Review: Meadowland (★★★½)

One of our few female Cinematographers Reed Morano steps behind the camera in a different way to make her directorial debut on “Meadowland,” written by Chris...

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Film Review: Mojave (★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: William Monahan won an Academy Award for penning the adaptation for Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.”  With the film...

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INTERVIEW: Kevin Pollak talks Directing and ‘Misery Loves Comedy’

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Earlier in the week at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Awards Circuit was invited to take part in an intimate roundtable with actor, comedian, and...

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Film Review: The Wolfpack (★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: A documentary that wowed many at the Sundance Film Festival, The Wolfpack has now unspooled at the Tribeca Film Festival and while I can see...

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Film Review: Misery Loves Comedy (★★★)

2015 Tribeca Film Festival: Actor/comedian Kevin Pollak‘s latest project, “Misery Loves Comedy,” a documentary he co-wrote – along with co-writer...

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Film Review: Tenured (★★★)

2015 Tribeca Film Festival: The dark comedy that Bad Teacher (as well as Hamlet 2, to an extent) desperately wanted to be, Tenured is an amusing and sometimes even...

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Film Review: Sleeping With Other People (★★★½)

2015 Tribeca Film Festival: Like a breath of fresh air, Lesyle Headland‘s sophomore feature Sleeping with Other People gives the Tribeca Film Festival a completely...

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Film Review: Grandma (★★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Paul Weitz gave the world “About a Boy” over a decade ago, masterfully telling a story through it character’s relationships...