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    Review: Sci-Fi 'The Machine' Is A Junky Piece Of Escapism

    Even though science fiction allows for the widest possibility of storytelling, it often seems like there are really only three or four sci-fi stories, and they stopped creating them after the eighties. How else to explain an industry overwhelmed by the amount of low-budget takes on "The Terminator" ...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Intramural' Starring Jake Lacy, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett And Nikki Reed

    There's dumb, there's dumber, and then there's “Intramural," a good-time jerkoff fest that should appeal primarily to the viral video crowd. Which isn't exactly a slam, per se: there are a number of hearty laughs in this paperweight comedy, which tries in vain to cram a joke per-minute into its runt...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Love & Engineering' Tries To Find The Algorithm For Romance

    For years past and in years future, dating sites, sociologists, eggheads and more will continue to try and reduce romance to categories and algorithms determined by a carefully measured mix of life goals, expectations, desires and data. The theory is that if two people essentially check all the righ...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' A Pedestrian Look At The Outrageous Rock 'N' Roll Icon

    As directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn proved with 2010's "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage," they can take even the nerdiest, most seemingly inoffensive band, and turn out something fascinating, amusing, insightful and even at times moving. And on paper, tackling shock rocker Alice Cooper—whose onst...

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    Review: Steven Knight's 'Locke' Starring Tom Hardy Is An Impressive Achievement

    Of all the genres, the single location film is perhaps one of the hardest to get right. For one, you need a hell of an actor (or actors) to hold the attention for even the briefest of running times. You also need a story that coherently keeps the actors in place, with enough of a hook to keep you in...

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    Tribeca Review: Bizarre German Thriller 'Der Samurai'

    The fear of otherness drives most horror movies, since what we can't explain (or choose not to) also happens to be very, very scary. For the East Germany villagers in "Der Samurai," a truly bizarre, utterly nightmarish horror thriller, they know what's out there: wolves. Wolves stalk the surrounding...

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    Tribeca Review: ‘Electric Slide’ Starring Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas & Chloe Sevigny

    Eddie Dodson (Jim Sturgess) is a dandyish incorrigible playboy. He parties, indulges in blow and comes and goes as he pleases with an insouciant urbane air. And while his chic antique store is a hit in L.A., even attracting local celebrities, Dodson is dead broke. Sleeping with bored and disenfranch...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Glass Chin' Starring Corey Stoll, Billy Crudup & Kelly Lynch

    Bud Gordon coulda been a contendah. They called him “The Saint,” and Bud had it all. But as promising as Bud’s boxing career and talents were, he had an Achilles heel, or rather, a glass chin. So when the glove connected with kisser, Bud went down like a stone. Now, fallen on hard times and living i...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Boulevard' Starring Robin Williams, Kathy Baker And Bob Odenkirk

    In life, things are taken from you. When you experience loss of a spouse or maybe a pet or even an acquaintance, you struggle to grab onto something solid that makes you whole, just as your world is being chipped away. The opening moments of “Boulevard” find Robin Williams' Nolan tending to his bed-...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Miss Meadows' Starring Katie Homes And James Badge Dale

    Moviegoers who are slaves to genre aren't going to have much love for the legitimately out-of-control “Miss Meadows." This whatsit begins with a prim and proper maiden talking to CGI squirrels and birds before firing a pistol into the throat of an obvious sex offender in the middle of a sunny suburb...

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