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Review: ‘Rudderless’

Review: ‘Rudderless’

Directed by William H. Macy Written by William H. Macy, Casey Twenter, & Jeff Robison Starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Laurence Fishburne, Selena Gomez, and Miles Heizer NOW on iTunes and in Select Theaters Venerated actor William H. Macy’s directorial debut ‘Rudderless’  isn’t always a smooth narrative ride, but Macy has crafted a moving

Ben Niles’ ‘Some Kind of Spark’ to PREMIERE at DOC NYC

With children’s music education sharply declining over 20% since 2001 (according to Music Educators National Conference), Ben Niles, director of the award-winning “Note By Note (The Making of Steinway L1037),” chronicles in his new feature-length documentary, SOME KIND OF SPARK, six kids (ages 8-12) from far reaches of New York City as they embark on

Sundance Film Festival Favorites Frank & God Help The Girl Take Two Different Approaches To Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy: ‘God Help the Girl’ and ‘Frank’

by Jake Kring-Schreifels In the new film, ‘God Help The Girl,’ a practitioner at a mental health hospital diagrams what she terms a “Pyramid of Life.” Items like food, water, and sleep, she suggests, provide the foundational first level. Above them include secondary needs: home, family, friends, and well- being. The top tier allows for less

Interview: Ira Sachs, Director – ‘Love Is Strange’

In Love is Strange, director Ira Sachs has at once written a love letter to lower Manhattan and also exposed its economically demanding realities. Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are caught in the middle of this beautifully rendered predicament. They’ve spent 39 years together and have just gotten married, but this announcement forces

Review: ‘Begin Again’

Written & Directed by John Carney Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Hailee Steinfeld & Adam Levine When Keira Knightley’s character Greta, a tomboy-dressed Brit, performs an original song during an open-mic night, a music producer named Dan (Mark Ruffalo) becomes entranced in smile. The song is a ballad, and the energized bar crowd

2014 Tribeca Film Festival to Open With Nas’ Documentary ‘Time is Illmatic’

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that the world premiere of the documentary Time is Illmatic, will open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic— widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop. The premiere, taking place on Wednesday, April 16, will be

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