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    TRIBECA REVIEW | Non-Fiction Innovation: Clio Barnard's "The Arbor"

    Documentaries often toy with the conventions of non-fiction storytelling to the detriment of their content, but Clio Barnard's innovative "The Arbor" provides a welcome exception to the norm. Tracking the experiences of British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her children, Barnard uses actors to lip-sy...

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    Spitzer Doc Gains Momentum at Tribeca Fest

    One of the biggest screenings going into this year's Tribeca Film Festival may also be one of the most-buzzed-about going out. Tipped as one of the event's most anticipated films, Alex Gibney's "Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film" didn't disappoint at its Saturday night premiere, hitting all the right note...

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    SFIFF 53 Day Two: Constantin and Elena, Rivette's Around a Small Mountain

    Meredith Brody starts seeing some movies at the SFIFF.

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    Box Office: Banksy & "Secret" Lead Weekend; Openers Struggle (UPDATED)

    Mirroring an unspectacular weekend for openers on the studio front, this weekend was all about the holdovers. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, sophomore films "Exit Through The Gift Shop" and "The Secret In Their Eyes" dominated the specialty market, while only thre...

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    How to Train Your Dragon Roars Past The Back-Up Plan

    How to Train Your Dragon came roaring back at the weekend box office, proving that fab word-of-mouth trumps familiar old-hat formulas every time. Jennifer Lopez rom-com The Back-Up Plan came in second, and DC comics movie The Losers was a disaster, coming in fourth behind Date Night. Anthony D'Alessandro dissects the numbers.Never dis a dragon – even at the box office. Paramount-DreamWorks 3D toon How to Train Your Dragon continued to flap its legs, err wings in a murky April weekend session, earning $15 million at 3,665 theaters.  Dragon slipped 23% in its fifth weekend raising its domestic cume to $178 million. Overall, weekend receipts cou...

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    TRIBECA REVIEW | High School Conventions: "Beware the Gonzo"

    The time has come for a moratorium on high school comedies. Done to death in the heyday of John Hughes knock-offs and poorly resurrected many times since then, the angst-riddled coming-of-age genre invites replication rather than ingenuity, and rarely yields an enjoyable product. Case in point: "Bew...

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    Finke vs. Waxman Redux

    Here's the deal. Something's got to give in the trade space. Too many people are jostling for dominance in a very crowded pond.

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    The Docs Grow Up

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    Tribeca Trailer Paradox.

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    Festival Flashback: Gibney and Scranton

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