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    Underrated At the Tribeca Film Festival : 'Almost Christmas'

    The new film from Phil Morrison (the director of Junebug) has not been embraced by most critics at the Tribeca Film Festival (actually, most of them hated it) but I so disagree. Almost Christmas is one of my favorites from this year's festival, a thoroughly fresh dark comedy - more sly and absurd ...

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    Tribeca: Eastwood and Aronofsky Talk First Takes and Failing on Your Own Terms at World Premiere of 'Eastwood Directs' (VIDEO)

    In a scene from 1995's "The Bridges of Madison County," Meryl Streep's farmwife gazes over one of the bridges as Clint Eastwood, playing a lanky photographer passing through, catches her off guard with a candid snapshot. He's delighted that he has captured her in a natural moment. One of many sequen...

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    Tribeca Review: A Lovely & Considered Humanism Courses Through ‘The Rocket’

    There’s a tricky balance to be found in Australian documentarian Kim Mordaunt’s impressive narrative debut “The Rocket.” Mordaunt, who returns to Laos after exploring the country in his documentary “The Bomb Harvest,” tells a tale that’s both humanistic and soulful, yet political and socially aware....

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    Tribeca Review: 'What Richard Did' Is A Stark, Sobering Drama Of Guilt And Regret

    Last week, Matt Singer wrote a solid Criticwire piece on spoilers and film reviews, discussing the right, or lack thereof, of readers complaining about spoilers in reviews. I don't subscribe to the theory of spoilers because films aren't simply a cherry-picked collection of moments: it makes no diff...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic' Obscures The Genius Of A Comedic Titan

    It's an unenviable task, putting together a documentary about a stand-up comedian. The best ones transcend the form and become storytellers; in the case of "Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic," offering only brief snippets of Pryor's bits is like doing a Michael Jackson doc and only playing a few bars of...

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    Tribeca Review: Grisly 'Raze' Wastes The Surprising Presence Of Zoe Bell

    The women-in-prison genre gets a contemporary reworking in the grisly slugfest “Raze.” There’s no sex or nudity in this film, which pairs off a large ensemble of actresses in a series of increasingly violent fistfights to the death, and some audiences might find this a cause for celebration -- Bechd...

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    Tribeca: Jason Schwartzman, Matt Wolf and Jon Savage Discuss Their Epic 'Teenage' Undertaking

    Based on British author Jon Savage's punk history novel, Matt Wolf's "living collage" of a documentary, "Teenage," aims to tell the story of the formulative of years of youth culture. The doc, which premiered at Tribeca last Saturday, presents a bounty of rare archival footage and beautifully shot r...

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    Picking Our Favorites From the Last Five Years of the Tribeca Film Festival

    As Tribeca 2013 reaches its final weekend, we look back at some of our favorite films from the past few years of the festival. Monsters and girlfriends and docs, oh my!

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    Tribeca Film: Wadjda - Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    What Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) wants to do is simple - ride a bike. That shouldn't be so difficult, but when you live in Saudia Arabia, a place where women can't drive, a girl riding a bike in the street is not allowed

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    Tribeca Review: Anti-Biodoc Delves into the Austere World of Michael Haneke: "true beauty is accuracy" (TRAILER)

    You'll get only small fragments of Michael Haneke's biography in "Michael H., Profession Director." Yet you will see how Haneke works. And you'll get a strong dose of how actors feel about the man who forces them to force audiences to confront terrifying emotions.

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