BEWARE THE GONZO

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Without further ado, let’s welcome “Beware The Gonzo” to this fun category when it comes to marrying the terse world of journalism to the equally unstable idea of raging hormones and social pecking order…


Posted on April 30, 2010 by

ZONAD

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Zonad” has a place if you’re a fan of sci-fi b-films and sneaking a few pints of black beer into a theater with you. But don’t bother trying to convert anyone to your kitsch clause with this, because they’ll just come for the beer and piss on the screen within a half hour…


Posted on April 28, 2010 by

RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 106 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! If ushering in a new decade means foregoing the “Behind The Music” cliché that VH1 made popular in lieu of nerdier, more music-based films handled by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, then thank goodness…


Posted on April 28, 2010 by

THIEVES BY LAW

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Alexander Gentlelev’s “Thieves by Law” is the flashy result for the oral history of Russian organized crime as told by three survivors from the last 24 years within that world…


Posted on April 26, 2010 by

SOUL KITCHEN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Soul Kitchen” is Faith Akin’s fairly charming, but overtly bland, work-related comedy. Of course, coming from the director of “Head-On” that could mean all sorts of unfortunate things are on their way…


Posted on April 26, 2010 by

INTO ETERNITY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Into Eternity” isn’t a story about human failure, but about coming to grips with what nuclear energy has created: a deadly waste with a half-life of 100,000 years…


Posted on April 26, 2010 by

THE WHITE MEADOWS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Rasoulof’s previous work, “Iron Island,” also brought out a heavy hand when it came to symbolism and reference; in “Meadows,” it swings more to a quiet meditation of what we expect out of a culture that we best know for extremists sending death threats to entertainers if they are slighted in the briefest of ways…


Posted on April 26, 2010 by

VISIONARIES

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Breaking down the avant-garde isn’t a particularly joyful task for our current blockbuster landscape, emphasizing films now be “upgraded” to 3-D after being shot. But, Chuck Workman’s “Visionaries” makes a defiant point that cinema can be engaging so long as directors and artists dare to push the medium forward…


Posted on April 23, 2010 by

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