Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tribeca Movie Review: ROOM 514

Written and Directed by: Sharon Bar-Ziv Cast: Asia Naifeld (Anna), Guy Kapulnik (Nimrod), Ohad Hall (Erez), Udi Persi (Davidi), Rafi Kalmar (General Major), Hilly Israel Running Time: 90 minutes There’s supposedly a lot going on in Room 514. Or so … Continue reading

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Tribeca Movie Review: ALL IN (La Suerte en tus Manos)

Directed by: Daniel Burman Screenplay by: Daniel Burman and Sergio Dubcovsky Cast: Jorge Drexler, Valeria Bertuccelli, Norma Aleandro, Gabriel Schultz, Luis Brandoni, Paloma Alvarez Maldonado, Lucciano Pizzichini Running Time: 107 minutes The most surprising fact about All In, the crazy … Continue reading

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Tribeca Movie Review: ON THE MAT (Documentary, Winner Best Online Award)

Written and Directed by: Fredric Golding Featuring: Chris Pratt, Coach Brent Barnes, Asst. Coach Andy Knutson, the 2010-2011 Lake Stevens High School Wrestling Team Running Time: 87 minutes On the Mat is nothing less than a documentarian’s dream. As an … Continue reading

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Tribeca Movie Review: UNIT 7 (special jury, cinematography)

Directed by: Alberto Rodriguez Screenplay by: Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodriguez Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Mario Casas, Joaquin Nuñez, Jose Manuel Poga, Imma Cuesta, Julian Villagran, Estefania de los Santos, Lucia Guerrero Running Time: 92 minutes Finally. An action … Continue reading

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Yet One More Slacker Comedy; Review of THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN

(A film in which the flat dialogue, without a hint of sparkle or subtext, turns me into a venom-spewing critic): Written and Directed by: Lee Kirk Cast: Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Rich Sommer, Lucy Punch, Bob … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

Release date: April 27, 2012 Directed by: Nicholas Stoller Written by: Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie Rating: R Running Time: 124 minutes In a nod to the protagonist chef … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE RAVEN

Release date: April 27, 2012 Directed by: James McTeigue Screenplay by: Hannah Shakespeare & Ben Livingston Cast: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Kevin R. McNally, Brendan Gleeson Rating: R Running Time: 111 minutes It all seems cunningly familiar: damp, … Continue reading

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Tribeca Movie Review: DEATH OF A SUPERHERO

Directed by: Ian FitzGibbon Screenplay by: Anthony McCarten Based on the novel by: Anthony McCarten Cast: Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aisling Loftus, Michael McElhatton, Sharon Horgan, Jessica Schwarz Running Time: 94 minutes (Available on VOD)  Amid a plethora of maudlin … Continue reading

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Tribeca Movie Review: THE REVISIONARIES

Directed by: Scott Thurman Screenplay by: Jawad Metni, Scott Thurman Featuring: Don McLeroy, Kathy Miller, Cynthia Dunbar, Ron Wetherington, Eugenie C. Scott Running Time: 83 minutes Who says that dentists aren’t scary? Oh, sure, the drilling is disturbing enough, but … Continue reading

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Tribeca Movie Review: FREE SAMPLES

Directed by: Scott Thurman Screenplay by: Jawad Metni, Scott Thurman Cast: Jess Wexler, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Halley Feiffer, Tippi Hedren Running Time: 80 minutes In Free Samples, the artificial ice cream concoction that’s being hawked to consumers as a … Continue reading

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