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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Documentary) — TriBeCa Film Festival Review

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Documentary) — TriBeCa Film Festival Review

April 24, 2017

The history of science is littered with unknown individuals who labored in obscurity, robbed of credit and remuneration for the inventions they created; but it’s surprising when that individual is someone as iconic as legendary silver screen star Hedy Lamarr, as explored in the engaging and fascinating new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, directed ...

THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS — TriBeCa Film Festival Review

THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS — TriBeCa Film Festival Review

April 24, 2017

It’s a classic formula — girl meets boy, girl dumps boy, girl inadvertently moves into the same Ft. Greene brownstone as boy several years later — in Writer/Director Sophie Brooks’ bittersweet, comic and charming film The Boy Downstairs, starring Zosia Mamet (Girls), which premiered Sunday night at the TriBeCa Film Festival. The split-time narrative opens in ...

ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID — Tribeca Film Festival Review

ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID — Tribeca Film Festival Review

April 24, 2017

Women can have intimate friendships with other women yet be unable to talk about what is most important to them. That’s one of the central themes of One Percent More Humid, Writer/Director Liz Garcia’s quietly powerful new meditation on loss, love, and the lives of women. The title refers to the sultry heat ...

The Aristocrat

The Aristocrat

April 21, 2017

Quiet, shy, sensitive, sweet, and caring; a dedicated husband and father, devoted sibling and son… these are exactly the terms you’d think to use to describe Gilbert Gottfried, right? If you laughed (as I would have) thinking this to be a joke about the ubiquitous, loud, often grating comedian known to audiences of film, ...

Glass Chin Review

Glass Chin Review

April 24, 2014

Bud Gordon WAS a contender. Now, like Brando’s iconic Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront, he’s a bum. Once known as “The Saint”, Bud (Corey Stoll) fought for the welterweight title but took a dive in the fifth round and ended a promising career for money in writer-director Noah Buschel’s sublime Glass ...

Dior And I – TriBeCa Film Festival review

Dior And I – TriBeCa Film Festival review

April 21, 2014

At times transparent at others opaque, the dresses of Haute Couture give beguiling hints of the flesh below, and the new documentary Dior and I gives a similarly elliptical look at the newly minted Creative Director of Christian Dior — Raf Simons. Premiering in New York on April 17th and directed by Frederic Tcheng, whose ...

Tribeca Film Review – UNIT 7

Tribeca Film Review – UNIT 7

June 11, 2012

Unit 7 (Grupo 7) is a Spanish film depicting the drug war waged by the local government of Seville, Spain against the rampant narcotics trade which gripped the city in the 4 years leading up to the World Expo of 1990. As one of the city’s less than stellar police units struggles to make a difference in the ...

WikiLeaks Cable Reveals DynCorp Funding Child Sex Slavery in Afghanistan

WikiLeaks Cable Reveals DynCorp Funding Child Sex Slavery in Afghanistan

December 11, 2010

The Afghanistan cable dated June 24th, confirms the rumor that DynCorp threw a bacha bazi (“boy-play”) party for new Afghan police recruits.

5 Amazing Locations for the Global Traveler

5 Amazing Locations for the Global Traveler

October 26, 2010

Just off the coast of Yemen, you’ll the little island known as Socotra. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on the planet.