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TFF 2016 Review: My Blind Brother

TFF 2016 Review: My Blind Brother

Helen Highly Recommends Sophie Goodhart’s My Blind Brother as Shrewd Romantic Comedy: Tribeca 2016 “I’m a superficial narcissist” “I’m lazy and judgmental.” This is how the two romantic leads in My Blind Brother introduce themselves to each other, and I fell in love with them both immediately. Then, when they both reveal that they perversely wish

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Review: Bourek

A multicultural gathering on a fictional Greek isle sets the stage for ‘Bourek,’ the new ensemble comedy from Vladan Nikolic (Zenith, Allure). Awash with eclectic characters, delicious food, and scenery to spare ‘Bourek’ and the island of Khronos, somewhere between Asia, North Africa, and Europe, find highlight in their beauty, natural, edible, and cinematic. Presented

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TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

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TFF 2016 Review: Strike A Pose

Tribeca Film Festival is a well-known landscape for documentaries. This year is no exception with another powerful slate of selections. One documentary that caught our eye was Strike A Pose. We all know the iconic Madonna’s blonde ambition world tour and its polemical documentary, 1991’s Truth or Dare. But, who are the back-up dancers that

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Review: The Overnight

Less frisky than it leads on, but more explicit than you’d expect, The Overnight, a short-circuited suburban comedy, offers an unpredictable excursion into latent marital and sexual anxieties. At least, those are the broad themes director Patrick Brice brings to some previously mined territory, most notably 1969’s “Bob & Carol &Ted & Alice,” about two

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