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    Review: 'A.C.O.D.' Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Richard Jenkins & Catherine O'Hara

    Comedy can succeed based on either its relatability or sheer absurdity, and “A.C.O.D.” favors the former approach, while not entirely forgoing the latter. Within its first few moments, this movie informs us that 54% of people are adult children of divorce, or A.C.O.D. Statistically, you’re likely to...

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    NYFF Review: 'My Name Is Hmm' Might Make A Good Art Installation, But Doesn't Work As A Film

    Treading the line between art installation and actual motion picture, “My Name Is Hmm” represents the directorial debut of fashion designer agnes b.. That is to say, it is “a film by Agnes Trouble aka agnes b.,” an intimate touch but one that suggests a difficulty regarding point-of-view. The onomat...

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    Review: Dario Argento's 'Dracula 3D'

    With “Dracula 3D,” we finally know which of the great '70s genre filmmakers have fallen the hardest, and the answer is Dario Argento. The Italian horror pioneer was one of the leading lights of the giallo movement, and early career masterpieces like “The Bird With The Crystal Plumage” and “Suspiria”...

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    NYFF Review: Steve Coogan Brings His Beloved 'Alan Partridge' To The Big Screen With Mixed Results

    Back in 1994, a movie called “Airheads,” about a trio of bumbling stooges (played by Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler and a goateed Steve Buscemi) who take over a radio station in order for their demo to get played over the airwaves, was released to, more or less, a critical and commercial shrug. In the...

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    Preview: Stephen Merchant's Uneven, Unfunny HBO Comedy 'Hello Ladies'

    After working together as writers, producers and stars of TV hits "The Office," "Extras," the underrated "Life's Too Short" and "An Idiot Abroad," the undeniably, comedically potent duo of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant has decided to split up for their latest TV ventures. Earlier this month, Ne...

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    Review: Sam Shepard Documentary 'Shepard & Dark' A Fascinating Look At Male Friendship

    The thorny dynamics of heterosexual male friendship is a fascinating black hole that few narrative films ever bother looking into. Instead, most choose to focus on simplistic, superficial social maneuvering (or the all-important bromance) without ever investigating the knotty emotional undercurrents...

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    Review: Cannibal Tale ‘We Are What We Are’ A Horror Remake Done Right

    “When I saw his movie,” said director Jim Mickle at Cannes earlier this year, in his opening thank you to Jorge Michel Grau, the director of “Somos Lo Que Hay,” “I was jealous of everything: the idea, the plot, the style, and jealous that it was playing at Cannes in Director’s Week.” And so Mickle w...

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    Review: Hopeful & Inspiring Documentary 'Inequality For All' Featuring Robert Reich Champions The Middle Class

    There’s lots of talk about economy, but for all the pontificating and bloviating about taxes and jobs and poverty, is there any one person who can explain what happened, how we got here, and how we might fix it? Actually, there is, and his name is Robert Reich, the Former Labor Secretary under Presi...

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