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‘Just a Sigh’ is romance done right

‘Just a Sigh’ is romance done right

BY SAM SPOKONY  | Now this is romance. The knowing glances, the swells and falls, the awkward moments, the utter silence. It’s always nice to experience a piece of fiction in which the depth of emotion is really shown rather than told, and “Just a Sigh” follows that old mantra of narrative in all the right […]

‘Bending Steel’ an Unexpectedly Moving Documentary

‘Bending Steel’ an Unexpectedly Moving Documentary

BY TRAV S.D.  |  “Bending Steel” is an unexpectedly moving documentary by director Dave Carroll about a guy with the quixotic dream of becoming an old-time circus strong man. Chris Schoeck, the film’s subject, is a 43-year-old physical therapist and self-professed loner who literally spends all of his spare time in a storage room straining […]

‘The Rocket’ Soars, and Hits its Target

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Australian filmmaker Kim Mordaunt’s 2007 documentary “Bomb Harvest” charted the decades-long impact of unexploded wartime ordinance strewn throughout Laos. Of an estimated 260 million bombs dropped by the United States from 1964-1973 (in an attempt to render the Ho Chi Minh Trail unusable), some 80 million failed to explode on impact. […]

‘Run and Jump’ a balance of light and devastating moments

‘Run and Jump’ a balance of light and devastating moments

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Directed by the Academy Award-nominee Steph Green, “Run and Jump” follows the moving story of an Irish family in the wake of a tragedy. First, we encounter the mother, Vanetia Casey (excellently played by Maxine Peake). On a rainy day, she is picking up her husband Conor (Edward Macliam) from a hospital to […]

Tribeca Docs Long on Good Sports, Big Stars

Tribeca Docs Long on Good Sports, Big Stars

Athletes, entertainers, dancers and directors get the reality treatment BY TRAV S.D. | As it has from its inception, the 2013 edition of New York’s hometown Downtown film festival will showcase an impressive slate of documentaries. This year, 61 films from over a dozen countries will grace Tribeca Film Festival screens, with an unsurprising preponderance of […]

VENUES & TICKETING INFO

VENUES & TICKETING INFO

Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (CCC) 260 W. 23rd St., btw. 7th & 8th Aves. AMC Loews Village 7 (AV7) 66 Third Ave., at 11th St. SVA Theatre (SVA) 333 W. 23rd St., btw. 8th & 9th Aves. BMCC Tribeca PAC (BMCC) 199 Chambers St., btw. Greenwich & West Sts. Tribeca Cinemas (TV) 54 Varick St., at […]

Kids Access Correspondents are Red Carpet Ready

Kids Access Correspondents are Red Carpet Ready

Reporters from 10 to 14 to cover 20 events  BY KAITLYN MEADE | Every year, the Tribeca Film Festival rolls out brand new family programming to bring even the littlest filmmaker into its fold. The tried-and-true favorites of ESPN Sports Day and the Family Festival are back this year with new activities and guests. The […]

‘Powerless’ of Particular Relevance, Post-Sandy

‘Powerless’ of Particular Relevance, Post-Sandy

‘Robin Hood of electrical wiring’ sheds light on the rich/poor divide BY SAM SPOKONY | Those extended power outages that followed Hurricane Sandy gave us a small taste of the struggle faced every day by millions of people in developing countries. With that shock still fresh in our minds, “Powerless” will give English speakers everywhere […]

Regardless of Preference, They’ve Got Your Type

Films that defy categorization, categorized for your convenience!  BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Like a thumbprint or a snowflake or a beautifully crafted excuse to miss work on a warm spring day, each film in this year’s festival is a unique creation. That said, even the most unconventional effort can, for marketing and viewer choice purposes, be […]

Visually Enticing Vampire Tale Needs Sharper Bite

Visually Enticing Vampire Tale Needs Sharper Bite

Schmaltz dilutes a potentially bloody good time BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | The British-Irish fantasy thriller “Byzantium” tells the story of  Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) — who, with her mother Clara (Gemma Arterton), forms a tight-knit vampire duo. They are both two centuries old, yet look not a day older than 16 and 35 (Clara had Eleanor young […]

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