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    Review: After Dark Action Pics 'El Gringo,' 'The Philly Kid,' 'Stash House' & 'Transit' An Unven Offering Of Genre Fare

    After Dark has been busy releasing a full slate of genre fare, and today we take a look at the After Dark Action lineup which dropped no less than four new movies in May. They each had a brief theatrical run are now available on VOD. Read on below to hear our thoughts on these movies featuring Dolph...

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    Brooklyn Film Festival: Short Film Block Reveals Some Promising New Talent

    Despite the insistence of a Brooklynite to quack in between films, the short showcase put on by the Brooklyn Film Festival was an invigorating experience; a presentation of some truly talented individuals who will likely impress many when their features eventually unfurl.

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    bell hooks, Cultural Criticism… On Spike Lee, 'Girl 6' & Representing Blackness In Hollywood

    I'm a little behind on my "Revisiting Spike Lee's *Forgotten* Films" series; She Hate Me was featured in the first installment in the series (read that HERE if you missed it), and I was going to tackle Girl 6 in installment #2 this week, but didn't get to it. However, my p...

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    Review: '5 Broken Cameras' Moves Immensely But Not Without Raising Crucial Questions

    Sometimes, context is everything. “5 Broken Cameras,” a film by Palestinian citizen Emad Burnat and Israeli citizen Guy Davidi, offers some context but mostly evidence for the brutal, overly aggressive Israeli army response to non-violent demonstrations. You watch with gnawing unease as soldiers lob...

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    Brooklyn Film Festival Review: '[s]comparse' Is An Interesting If Unadventurous Documentary

    There's a small Italian island in between Sicily and Africa that, for years, has served as a stepping stone for African immigrants looking for a brighter future. Recently, a large film production took to this haven in order to tell a fictional account of these people -- though, as it turns out, the ...

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    A Year and A Day Calender: Oak

    OAK The Tree of Endurance & Triumph JUNE 10 - JULY 7

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    Blast from the Past with '227: The Lost Episodes'

    227: The Lost Episodes, a live comedy show at Second City Hollywood, is giving a makeover to one of the 1980s' beloved sitcoms.

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    Immersed in Movies: Dissecting 'Prometheus' with Scripter Damon Lindelof and VFXers

    While it's not surprising that critics and journos are deeply divided over "Prometheus," it helps to have low expectations. In my case, I came away with more than I expected. I found Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi enthralling. He seems to have transcended the "Alien" universe by combining it with "...

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    The Wolfpack Will Go To Tijuana In 'The Hangover Part 3'

    While the youngsters of "Project X" filled out Warner Bros. dudes-getting-drunk-and-into-trouble niche this year to the tune of $94 million worldwide (not bad for a low budget movie with no big names attached to it), in 2013 The Wolfpack will be back to show 'em how it's done in &q...

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    Sorkin Talks Upcoming HBO Series 'The Newsroom,' False 'Barton Fink' Experience, Cliffhanger Pressure, Pedi-Conferencing, Steve Jobs (VIDEO)

    Aaron Sorkin's terrific in-depth interview with Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times, which has been published incrementally on the Times' Arts Beat blog, had its final installment today. Sorkin talks "the writer's enemy is fatigue," stressing the cliche of the cliffhanger, and the two on-air shows he...

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