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    Tribeca Review: Why the Moody Drama 'Gabriel' Is Rory Culkin's Best Performance

    When we first see Rory Culkin in the opening minutes of "Gabriel," the feature-length debut of Lou Howe, there's an alarming uneasiness to his presence.

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    Review: Mindless And Harmless '13 Sins' Starring Mark Webber & Ron Perlman Fails To Thrill

    Real human beings take a certain kind of sadistic pleasure in watching fictional human beings suffer. As long as it's from a safe distance, and it's not affecting you or yours on any level, watching man turn into beast right before your very eyes could feel almost empowering. Just think about the mo...

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    Fading Gigolo

    "Fading Gigolo" is a sweet, bracingly original, wholly entertaining film from John Turturro with a plum part for none other than Woody Allen.

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    REVIEW: Katsuhiro Otomo's "Short Peace"

    At a time when too many American animated features have a homogenized look, Katsuhiro Otomo’s striking anthology feature Short Peace serves as a reminder that artists have only begun to explore the visual potential of the art form. The film opens today in over 50 theaters in the United States.

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    Top 10 Johnny Depp Performances

    In honor of Friday's opening of "Transcendence", let's look back at the ten best performances of Johnny Depp's career.

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    Tribeca Review: Brooklyn Hipster Vampire Comedy ‘Summer Of Blood’

    Vampires have been just about everywhere: outer space, the distant future, Detroit. But it’s been a while since they’ve been to Brooklyn. The last time this particular borough was the subject of bloodsucking freaks was the failed Eddie Murphy/Wes Craven venture “Vampire in Brooklyn,” which put a sta...

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    Tribeca Review: Nas Documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Celebrates The Life Of A Classic Hip-Hop Album

    “Life’s a bitch and then you die,” rapper Nasir Jones spit on Illmatic, his groundbreaking 1994 debut album. A grim, cynical statement, Nas was simply following the tradition of hip-hop — reflecting your environment back to the audience. As Chuck D of Public Enemy once famously said, rap music was t...

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    Mainframes and Hallways: The Endless Corridors of "Transcendence"

    With an artificially intelligent Johnny Depp, Transcendence" seems like a simplistic Luddite fable. But its images say something more complex, and more interesting.

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    This Weekend in Theaters, Johnny Depp Transcends and John Turturro Is 'Fading'

    Though "Transcendence" is the box office hopeful this weekend, a number of offbeat indies and festival favorites also hit theaters, from director/star John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" to the visually splendid Nepalese doc "Manakamana," and more.

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    Review: Disneynature's Entertaining, Beautifully Shot 'Bears,' Narrated By John C. Reilly

    It seems fitting that Disney, a studio that has had such a solidly illustrious history with anthropomorphic bears (between Winnie the Pooh, the Country Bears at Disneyland and Br'er Bear from "Song of the South," all the way up to the magical bears that populated Pixar's Oscar-winning "Brave"), woul...

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