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    Review: 'Small Time' Starring Christopher Meloni & Dean Norris Barely Gets The Engine Running

    As a veteran writer on shows like "24," "Nikita," "The Commish" and "Miami Vice," director Joel Surnow surely knows how to create an hour of television that keeps moving. So it makes it all the more curious that his skills abandon him for his feature debut, "Small Time," which gathers up a couple of...

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    Tribeca Review: You've Never Seen a Gang Movie Like the Startlingly Realistic 'Five Star'

    As a sociological experiment, "Five Star" offers plenty of talking points, but its real triumph is a gritty foundation of realism.

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    Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, April 18th (and a Few From Wednesday). What Will You See?

    Nearly 20 more titles arrive this weekend! Here are the details on all of them.

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    Tribeca Review: Why the Moody Drama 'Gabriel' Is Rory Culkin's Best Performance

    When we first see Rory Culkin in the opening minutes of "Gabriel," the feature-length debut of Lou Howe, there's an alarming uneasiness to his presence.

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    Review: Mindless And Harmless '13 Sins' Starring Mark Webber & Ron Perlman Fails To Thrill

    Real human beings take a certain kind of sadistic pleasure in watching fictional human beings suffer. As long as it's from a safe distance, and it's not affecting you or yours on any level, watching man turn into beast right before your very eyes could feel almost empowering. Just think about the mo...

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    Fading Gigolo

    "Fading Gigolo" is a sweet, bracingly original, wholly entertaining film from John Turturro with a plum part for none other than Woody Allen.

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    REVIEW: Katsuhiro Otomo's "Short Peace"

    At a time when too many American animated features have a homogenized look, Katsuhiro Otomo’s striking anthology feature Short Peace serves as a reminder that artists have only begun to explore the visual potential of the art form. The film opens today in over 50 theaters in the United States.

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    Top 10 Johnny Depp Performances

    In honor of Friday's opening of "Transcendence", let's look back at the ten best performances of Johnny Depp's career.

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    Tribeca Review: Brooklyn Hipster Vampire Comedy ‘Summer Of Blood’

    Vampires have been just about everywhere: outer space, the distant future, Detroit. But it’s been a while since they’ve been to Brooklyn. The last time this particular borough was the subject of bloodsucking freaks was the failed Eddie Murphy/Wes Craven venture “Vampire in Brooklyn,” which put a sta...

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    Tribeca Review: Nas Documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Celebrates The Life Of A Classic Hip-Hop Album

    “Life’s a bitch and then you die,” rapper Nasir Jones spit on Illmatic, his groundbreaking 1994 debut album. A grim, cynical statement, Nas was simply following the tradition of hip-hop — reflecting your environment back to the audience. As Chuck D of Public Enemy once famously said, rap music was t...

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