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    Tribeca Fest: Controversial Art Doc 'Portrait of Wally,' Audience Award Winners

    Andrew Shea's art doc 'Portrait of Wally,' which documents the tug-of-war surrounding a controversial Egon Schiele painting, played at Tribeca Saturday night, and earned some strong early reviews: Variety:

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    TRIBECA REVIEW: Competent 'Deadfall' Proves the Resilience of the Noir Genre

    Recently noir has seemed marginalized, almost antiquated, in its application of dark tones that point to a suspenseful end. "Deadfall," an understated, slow-burn thriller, doesn't reinvigorate those rules but illustrates their lasting value. Director Stefan Ruzowitzky ("The Counte...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Knife Fight' Is Political Mud-Slinging For Dummies

    For those of you who felt “Ides Of March” was entirely too cerebral and challenging, here comes the dunderheaded “Knife Fight.” A political satire that treads no new ground, this name-heavy comedy wastes an engaging central performance by Rob Lowe, who is completely game to play all sides of the pol...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Una Noche' A Funny, Bawdy, Hopeful Debut Picture From Lucy Mulloy

    There’s a youthful energy running through “Una Noche” that threatens to overwhelm, from its sun-kissed first image to its final moments on the sands of the beach. Alive and vibrant, Lucy Mulloy’s often bawdy first feature is narrated by Lila, a blossoming teenage girl confused by her sexuality, alie...

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    Best of TOH Weekly Wrap: CinemaCon, Tribeca, San Francisco, Reviews, Interviews, In the Works and More

    Weekend Preview: What to watch from "Raven" to "Five-Year Engagement" to "Elles."

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    Netflix Picks: "Prince of Broadway" is A Diamond in The Rough, An Urban Indie Gem

    Unless you are a close follower of the festival indie circuit scene, you may have probably missed this wonder of a little film. Sean Baker’s Prince of Broadway, the low-budget critically acclaimed 2008 indie, has been available on DVD/VOD since last October, and is now streaming on Netflix. It...

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    Review: 'Payback' A Dense Dissection Of Debt Based On The Musings Of Margaret Atwood

    What is the essence of debt, and what is debt that doesn't have a money solution? Canadian essayist, novelist, activist, and general "ist" Margaret Atwood pontificates on the complex nature of this kind of liability in "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth," a non-fiction book and the spring-...

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    Review: 'Get The Gringo' Is An Enjoyably Excessive Mel Gibson Crime Flick

    On the same day that Mel Gibson’s new movie, the enjoyably junky and excessively violent “Get the Gringo” (formerly “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”), was screened across the country via a bizarre satellite transmission (based out of Austin, Texas), another expletive-laced Gibson rant was unleashed ...

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    Weekend Preview: From 'Raven' and 'Five-Year Engagement' to 'Headhunters' and 'Elles'

    Among the many new releases this week, the Edgar Allen Poe inspired "The Raven" and NC-17 French exploration of female sexuality, "Elles," have the steepest climb in the eyes of the critics, sitting at 19% and 25% on the Tomatometer, respectively...

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