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My review of “Tennessee” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on May 12, 2008 | by Larry Richman

Let it be said right from the start. Yes, Tennessee is a road movie with two guys and a girl. It's been done many times before. In fact, it was the third such film I saw in a 24-hour period here…

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2008 Tribeca Film Festival—My Top Picks

Published on May 11, 2008 | by Larry Richman

The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has come to an end and it's time to take stock of the experience. I attended a total of 50 screenings, including 47 feature films, one shorts program, and…

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My reviews of “War Child” and “Baghdad High” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on May 10, 2008 | by Larry Richman

War Child In War Child we meet Emmanuel Jal, a successful hip-hop artist in his 20s whose music tells the story of a young life in exile from the ravages of civil war. First-time filmmaker C. Karim Chrobog's documentary is both…

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2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrapup—the narratives

Published on May 10, 2008 | by Larry Richman

Narrative features make up the majority of the lineup at all film festivals. Tribeca is no exception. While I saw nine documentaries at this year's festival, documented earlier, the…

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2008 Tribeca Film Festival wrapup—the documentaries

Published on May 09, 2008 | by Larry Richman

While I attend film festivals primarily for narrative features, works of fiction, I'm certainly not averse to seeking out quality documentaries. In fact, docs have often shown up on my…

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Pics from “Speed Racer” World Premiere at Tribeca

Published on May 08, 2008 | by Larry Richman

On Saturday, May 3, I attended the World Premiere of Speed Racer at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. It's a nonstop thrill ride from opening title to closing credits. Earlier, I posted my review. Read More

 
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My review of “Speed Racer” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on May 08, 2008 | by Larry Richman

The official Closing Night Gala of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival was the World Premiere of Speed Racer, brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski's long-awaited big screen adaptation of the…

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My review of “Charly” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on May 07, 2008 | by Larry Richman

Discovering sweet little gems is what makes film festivals so exciting to attend. Unfortunately, they are few and far between. Here, at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, there was one…

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My review of “Boy A” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on May 06, 2008 | by Larry Richman

Few films wowed audiences at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival as much as John Crowley's Boy A. Scipted by Mark O'Rowe from a Jonathan Trigell novel, Boy A is a story-driven mystery which is…

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My review of “Irish Twins” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on May 06, 2008 | by Larry Richman

There are a number of shorts programs here at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, and one, titled Cold Feet, was a standout mainly due to the stunning Irish Twins. Rider Strong (Cabin Fever,…

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My review of “From Within” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on May 06, 2008 | by Larry Richman

Imagine if the award-winning cinematographer of the 2007 epic 3:10 to Yuma decided to direct his own film. With over 40 titles under his belt, Phedon Papamichael is one of the industry's icons.…

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Final Tribeca tally: 50 films seen by yours truly

Published on May 05, 2008 | by Larry Richman

Your intrepid film festival and indie reporter has emerged bleary-eyed but unscathed from the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Not all film festivals are created equal, and Tribeca is one…

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My review of “Newcastle” at Tribeca Film Festival

Published on April 26, 2008 | by Larry Richman

Once in a while a film comes along which tries to be bold, daring, and provocative while still retaining enough ?warm and fuzzy? to appeal to American audiences. The result is usually…

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Pictures from “Cook County” World Premiere

Published on April 08, 2008 | by Larry Richman

I attended the World Premiere of Cook County at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. Anson Mount (The Battle of Shaker Heights, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) and Ryan Donowho (Imaginary Heroes, The O.C.)…

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Pictures from “The Wrecking Crew” World Premiere

Published on March 23, 2008 | by Larry Richman

I attended the World Premiere of The Wrecking Crew on Tuesday, March 11 at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. In this monumental achievement, director Denny Tedesco chronicles the musical history laid…

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