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Tribeca 2009: Days Three and Four – Staying Cool as the Temps Rise in New York

Tribeca 2009: Days Three and Four – Staying Cool as the Temps Rise in New York

| April 26, 2009

I tell you, the ninety degree weather is not the only thing heating things up in Tribeca. Over the last few days I’ve learned that buried under the glitz and glam of the Red Carpet, the real business of Tribeca is the hustle to ink deals for whatever someone’s next (or first) project may be. […]

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Tribeca 2009: The Tribeca Buzz Continues…

Tribeca 2009: The Tribeca Buzz Continues…

| April 24, 2009

Day One: Whatever Works The programmers were spot on by opening Tribeca with the premier of New York lifer and filmmaker Woody Allen’s Whatever Works. As expected, the media descended on the Red Carpet like bees to honey and we were reminded that although this Festival is international, it loves its New Yorkers. Whatever Works […]

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Tribeca 2009: Lighter, But Stronger Than Ever

Tribeca 2009: Lighter, But Stronger Than Ever

| April 21, 2009

If you’re walking through downtown New York City this week, you may be doing some double-takes, thinking that you’re seeing “stars” in your eyes. And, yes, you would be correct. This is the time of year when folks from the film world descend on the cobblestone streets of Tribeca, like Martians hopping out of a […]

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Thrilla in Manilla on HBO

Thrilla in Manilla on HBO

| April 8, 2009

My Take: Take a ringside seat – a “must see” for all, not just boxing fans. Premiers on HBO Saturday, April 11th 8pm ET You’ll want to pull up a ringside seat for Thrilla in Manila, another great HBO production that will warrant non-subscribers to order this cable service for the premier on April 11th […]

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Love in the Age of Dion – Is Really For Any Age

Love in the Age of Dion – Is Really For Any Age

| March 24, 2009

Set in 1992 in the Bronx, Love In The Age of Dion tells the story of Frankie Razzini (Jerry Ferris) who returns home after 25 years in search of reliving and mending the past. Drama ensues when secrets of an old love, Carol (Marta Milans) are revealed between him and his “best” friend Eddie (Todd […]

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80Years of the Oscar – Much More Than a Coffee Table Book

80Years of the Oscar – Much More Than a Coffee Table Book

| February 16, 2009

80 Years of the Oscar My Take: Much more than a coffee table book Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1983? What is the record number of wins for any actor or actress for an Oscar? What day of the week was the Oscars on in 1952? These are the kinds of questions answered […]

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Table for two at HBO’s Le Cirque Table in Heaven

Table for two at HBO’s Le Cirque Table in Heaven

| December 28, 2008

Le Cirque Table in Heaven Premiers on HBO Monday, December 29th at 8pm My take: 4 stars Le Cirque Table in Heaven invites us to a behind the scenes biting reality of an iconic New York family owned and operated business. The family is the Maccioni’s with Sirio as the patriarch with his three sons […]

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Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras

Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras

| November 28, 2008

My Take: Go out and buy! For a man who admits he is good at giving love but not receiving because he puts up barriers, Elton John shifts gears and allows his partner and director of Tantrum and Tiaras, David Furnish, to break through these walls. It was 1995, the year of John’s most successful […]

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Filth

Filth

| November 16, 2008

Filth, which takes place in London and one of its quieter suburbs, is the true account of Mary Whitehouse, played by Julie Waters, a morally uptight woman who is determined to halt the advancement of television programming considered “filth” by her during the sexual revolution of the ’60s. This crusade was instigated by a BBC […]

Chronic Town

Chronic Town

| November 12, 2008

As an official selection of the 2008 New Hampshire Film Festival (and others including Sundance) Chronic Town proved to a perfect storm of elements comprising an authentic independent flick: conflicted characters; sharp and believable dialogue; and the reveal of major plot twists and turns. At the onset of the film, when the central character Truman […]

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