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TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

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

65th Berlinale Review: ‘The Forbidden Room’

Directed by Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson Starring Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Mathieu Amalric, Paul Ahmarani, Géraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Sophie Desmarais, Charlotte Rampling, Karine Vanasse, Jacques Nolot, Amira Casar and Caroline Dhavernas Now Playing in Berlin, Germany at the 65th Annual Berlinale Sometimes, trying to break down a Guy Maddin film is like

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Inherent Vice’

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Written by Paul Thomas Anderson (Screenplay) and Thomas Pynchon (Novel) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Eric Roberts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and many more. Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival For a film

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Listen Up Philip’

Written & Directed by Alex Ross Perry Starring Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter & Eric Bogosian Director Alex Ross Perry hardly gives you any time to like his movie’s main character. Phillip Lewis Friedman walks down a New York City sidewalk and the shaky camera capturing his flustered steps is at once

Miles Teller & JK Simmons in 'Whiplash'

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Whiplash’

Written & Directed by Damien Chazelle Starring Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist & Austin Stowell Opening in NYC & Select Theaters Friday, October 10, 2014 The image is haunting, something out of a horror movie. A snare drum is splattered with blood, crimson smears on a round white surface. Gasping and sniffling give this

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