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    Tribeca Review: Morgan Spurlock's Crowd-Pleasing 'Mansome' Is Cute, But Unilluminating

    What makes a man shave his chest? Sport a hirsute, ridiculously long and absurd-looking beard? Bleach his anus, thread his eyebrows or play around with his facial hair in any number of manscaping ways? These are some of the questions posed in Morgan Spurlock's latest cheery and congenial documentary...

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    Tribeca 2012 Wrap, Must-Sees and Avoids: 'War Witch,' 'Una Noche,' 'Francophrenia' Come Out on Top; 'Lola' on Bottom

    Tribeca 2012 is over. Here's my list of what was memorable out of this year's programme --and not. RECOMMENDED

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    Review - "The Avengers" (YES. Period. Full stop. That's it. Done!)

    Okay, let's start off by saying I am quite possibly the most unabashedly biased person to have been chosen to write this review. I thought long and hard about submitting a one-word reaction to The Avengers:

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    Make Way for Tomorrow

    Until a short while ago when the invaluable Criterion Collection made it part of their series of classics, one of the hardest-to-see, most personal, least commercial and least known of quality pictures to come from the American studio system was Leo McCarey’s profoundly touching 1937 drama (wi...

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    Review: 'The Avengers' Has Its Issues, But Mostly Delivers Thrilling, Engaging, Blockbuster Fun

    Everything that works in “The Avengers” really works, but not everything works in “The Avengers.” A virtuoso collection of action set pieces framed by an uninspiring “getting the team together” narrative which should have been accomplished in all of those post-credits sequences in earlier Marvel mov...

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    Here Are 15 Reviews of Tribeca Film Festival Titles

    Indiewire was on the scene at this year's Tribeca Film Festival to grade this some of the most anticipated titles and hidden gems playing at the event. Below find 15 reviews of films that screened at the festival:

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    TRIBECA REVIEW: Why the Indian Pageant Documentary 'The World Before Her' Won the Top Jury Prize

    The young women competing for the title of Miss India in documentarian Nisha Pahuja's Tribeca award-winning "The World Before Her" may represent progress in the context of the country's religious history, but among each other they only want the crown.

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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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