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Shameless – Showtime’s Newest Gulity Pleasure

Shameless – Showtime’s Newest Gulity Pleasure

| January 8, 2011

ShamelessPremieres Sunday, January 9, 2011 Showtime – 10pmET My Take: One more reason to subscribe to Showtime Shameless, Showtime’s latest guilty pleasure, is an adaptation of the BAFTA award-winning British drama television from Paul Abbott, with the same name. Producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing, Southland, Third Watch, Far From Heaven and Showtime’s American […]

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Colin Michael Day Brings Light to The Loneliest Road in America

Colin Michael Day Brings Light to The Loneliest Road in America

| June 16, 2010

When interviewing Colin Michael Day, lead actor in The Loneliest Road in America, it felt less like work to me and more like talking to an old friend, which I think most people would find when speaking with him. With that being said, our planned thirty minute conversation extended into an hour; and I’m still […]

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Three’s Not a Crowd on The Loneliest Road in America

Three’s Not a Crowd on The Loneliest Road in America

| June 2, 2010
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HBO Premier of Jazz Baroness Hits a High Note

HBO Premier of Jazz Baroness Hits a High Note

| November 25, 2009

Premiers on HBO Wednesday, November 25th at 8pm My take: Hits a High Note All of the great mysterious love stories are those that can’t be explained by the mere eye, they’re only understood if felt by the heart. Hannah Rothschild, director of Jazz Baroness, takes us on an intimate journey of her great aunt […]

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Kicking & Screening Scores With New Yorkers

Kicking & Screening Scores With New Yorkers

| July 15, 2009

The launch of the all soccer film festival Kicking & Screening scored a victory at last night’s opening. When I walked into the dining room turned screening room at Opia, it appeared to be “standing room only,” but I managed to find one remaining seat that happened to be at the table where co-founder Rachel […]

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Kicking & Screening Rolls Into New York City Tomorrow

Kicking & Screening Rolls Into New York City Tomorrow

| July 10, 2009

If you love soccer and you love film, there’s only one place to be if you’re in New York this week and that’s at the Kicking & Screening film festival. The festival, brainchild of Rachel Markus and Greg Lalas, is dedicated solely to films celebrating the “Beautiful Game,” and is running from July 14 to […]

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HBO Heats Up Its Programming With Shouting Fire: Stories From The Edge Of Free Speech

HBO Heats Up Its Programming With Shouting Fire: Stories From The Edge Of Free Speech

| June 29, 2009

My Take: A must see – an eye opening look at The First Amendment in the post 9/11 era HBO once again proves that its documentaries continue to remain provocative, honest and intelligent with tonight’s premier of Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech. This film hails from Oscar ® Nominee Liz Garbus, […]

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Battle of NYC’s Finest…On Stage

Battle of NYC’s Finest…On Stage

| June 20, 2009

Sometimes life gets in the way of our dreams but, when given a chance, dreams really can some true. This happened on Monday evening when Long Walk Entertainment in association with Live Nation gave seven bands with at least one member of the NYPD or PBA a shot at stardom, while raising money for the […]

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Tribeca 2009: Striking Gold with Shadow Billionaire

Tribeca 2009: Striking Gold with Shadow Billionaire

| May 3, 2009

As I was putting together my schedule for screenings and Round Table interviews at the Tribeca Film Festival, based on one of the many well written descriptions in the flim guide, I was immediately drawn to Shadow Billionaire. Not only did I have the good fortune of attending the sold out screening, I was able […]

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Tribeca 2009: Accidents Happen Round Table Rap

Tribeca 2009: Accidents Happen Round Table Rap

| May 1, 2009

The Accidents Happen round Table was held in an intimate (read: small) space at the press office at 11th and University. Although I’m more interested in the one-on-one exclusive interviews, I realize the value of these. First of all, usually there are multiple cast members or those involved in the project on hand for it; […]

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