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    TRIBECA REVIEW | Tony Kaye's "Detachment": Great Cast, Awful Movie

    Tony Kaye has a lot to say in "Detachment" and all the wrong tools to say it. It's a shrill and didactic melodrama about the pratfalls of the education system, rendered in shockingly amateur terms. However, there here is an element of sheer spectacle in seeing a top-tier cast assembled for such a de...

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    TRIBECA REVIEW | "Bombay Beach" Explores Dreams and Isolation By the Sea

    The beautiful desolation of "Bombay Beach" makes it difficult to describe as a documentary. Alma Har'el's directorial debut takes a nonfiction setting and displays its haunting qualities in poetic terms. The small, impoverished community where the movie is set - buried in the heat of the Colorado de...

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    TRIBECA REVIEW | "Grave Encounters" is a Weak "Blair Witch" Imitation

    Memo to horror directors: If it's been done before, try not to do it. That's the main takeaway from "Grave Encounters," a highly derivative haunted house effort from first-time filmmakers the Vicious Brothers.

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    REVIEW | Non-Fiction Innovation: Clio Barnard's "The Arbor"

    Documentaries often toy with the conventions of non-fiction storytelling to the detriment of their content, but Clio Barnard's innovative "The Arbor" provides a welcome exception to the norm. Tracking the experiences of British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her children, Barnard uses actors to lip-sy...

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    TRIBECA REVIEW | "Gnarr" Explains How Iceland Got Its Comedian Mayor

    In 2009, as Iceland struggled to survive its debilitating economic crisis, local comedian Jón Gnarr came up with an unlikely solution. Launching "The Best Party" initially to satirize the country's ineffectual and power-hungry leaders, Gnarr's farcical campaign to become the mayor of Reykjavik slowl...

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    'Bully' Puts Schoolyard Harassment in Unflattering Close-Up

    "Tell me how to fix this," moans a frustrated vice principal in "The Bully Project," voicing the movie's primary concern and also concisely illustrating its problem. Documentarian Lee Hirsch follows a handful of bullied children across the country, as their constant schoolyard abuse becomes symbolic...

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    Despite the Crude Title, "Turn me on, dammit" Is a Delicate Drama

    Despite the confrontational title, Norwegian coming-of-age movie "Turn me on, dammit!" doesn't take an abrasive approach.

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    Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

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    TRIBECA REVIEW | "The Last Rites of Joe May" is a Clichéd Drama, But It Works

    Dennis Farina's washed-up hustler of "The Last Rites of Joe May" is designed in the classic tough-guy mold, but the veteran character actor's performance also serves to disassemble it. Freed from a Chicago hospital after a bout with pneumonia, the frail and aging Joe May heads straight to his neighb...

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