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Tribeca Review: 'Champs' Spotlights Career Trajectory Commonalities Of 3 Champion Boxers

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • April 21, 2014 12:18 PM
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Tribeca Review: 'Champs' Spotlights Career Trajectory Commonalities Of 3 Champion Boxers

Review: Nailah Jefferson's Doc 'Vanishing Pearls' Chronicles Tragic Impact of Environmental Disaster (Coming To Detroit, Montgomery, Atlanta, Seattle This Weekend)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • April 21, 2014 11:56 AM
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Through carefully researched data, in-depth interviews with black oysterman, Gulf researchers, marine biologists, and the very face of the BP claims disaster Ken Feinberg, Jefferson crafts a deeply involving portrait of how strong, communal interests can be overtaken by corporate greed and incompetence.

Review: Amir Ramses' Doc 'Jews of Egypt' Gives In-Depth Look At Complex History (On VOD Today)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • April 15, 2014 7:20 PM
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Review: Amir Ramses' Doc 'Jews of Egypt' Gives In-Depth Look At Complex History (On VOD Today)

Review: Despite Bold Performance By Berry, 'Frankie and Alice' Is Uneven & A Bit Awkward (In Theaters Friday)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2014 8:53 PM
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Frankie and Alice, directed by Geoffrey Sax and starring Halle Berry in the titular characters, is based on true events in the life of Francine “Frankie” Murdoch, a black woman who was severely hindered by multiple personality disorder.

Review: Struggle Between Tradition & Modernity Is At Center Of Painterly Tunisian Drama 'Buried Secrets'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 3, 2014 2:13 PM
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Review: Struggle Between Tradition & Modernity Is At Center Of Painterly Tunisian Drama 'Buried Secrets'
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Review: Amir Ramses' Doc 'Jews of Egypt' Gives In-Depth Look At Complex History

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • April 2, 2014 3:27 PM
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When I watched Amir Ramses' documentary Jews of Egypt, I thought about my father, and the ways that cultural and religious specificity can become subsumed by an overwhelming homogenization.

ND/NF Review: 'Salvation Army' Falls Short of Expectations

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • March 28, 2014 11:40 AM
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It's hard to pinpoint exactly where director Abdellah Taia's Salvation Army goes wrong, mostly because it had so much going for it to begin with.

ND/NF Review - Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Is A Surprising & Refreshing Second Feature From The Filmmaker

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • March 28, 2014 10:16 AM
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ND/NF Review - Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Is A Surprising & Refreshing Second Feature From The Filmmaker

NVBC 2014 Review - Tommy Oliver's Debut '1982' Provides A Platform For Hill Harper To Shine

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • March 27, 2014 4:35 PM
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NVBC 2014 Review - Tommy Oliver's Debut '1982' Provides A Platform For Hill Harper To Shine

New On DVD This Week Review: 'Let the Fire Burn' Is Powerfully & Masterfully Structured

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • March 25, 2014 11:43 AM
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New On DVD This Week Review: 'Let the Fire Burn' Is Powerfully & Masterfully Structured