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Film Review: “21 Bridges” Is a Taut, Tense and Timely Thriller

21 Bridges (Brian Kirk, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. There’s nothing like a good crime thriller. In today’s world it seems we can’t get enough of them, with the hundreds of different “cop shows,” as my family would call … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 Docs from DOC NYC 2019

DOC NYC winds its 10th year down today, after starting on November 6. The largest documentary festival in the United States, DOC NYC once more offered over 300 films and events, including 28 world premieres and 27 U.S. premieres (mostly features, … Continue reading

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Five Docs to Watch from DOC NYC 2018

DOC NYC just completed its ninth iteration, running from November 8-15. The largest documentary festival in the United States, DOC NYC this year offered over 300 films, including 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres (mostly features, but with some shorts). … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Stars Align in “Studio 54”

Studio 54 (Matt Tyrnauer, 2018) 4 out of 4 stars. From director Matt Tyrnauer – who last gave us Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, profiling the erotic lifestyles of Hollywood’s heyday – comes another lurid tale, this one of sex, drugs … Continue reading

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New York, European Film Promotion (EFP) Industry Screening, June 28-29

As distinct from public agencies in the United States which provide virtually no support for the development and marketing of American films, the European Union has through its refined network of funding agencies been supporting films made in Europe. This … Continue reading

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New York: NY Asian Film Festival 2010

http://www.subwaycinema.com/  When I first covered the festival numerous years ago at the downtown Anthology Film Archives, I was struck by several features not encountered in any of the other established festivals. The organizers of the festival performed antics on the … Continue reading

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IFP and United Nations Present Doc Conference

The Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the largest filmmaker membership organizations in the United States, is joining forces with the United Nations Department of Public Information to present a one-day conference on the effect of documentaries as a tool … Continue reading

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The Complete Clint Eastwood

Actor, director, screenwriter, jazz musician, music composer, politician, philanthropist, film legend…..these attributes could describe a cadre of people, but when they all wrapped into one outsized personality, it is truly impressive. Such is the career of Clint Eastwood, a television … Continue reading

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New York: Foreign Language Films in the US market

Against the background of an overall decline of US revenues from foreign films, Europe as the dominant source of such productions has been surpassed by Asian Countries. Even for   internationally acclaimed films as evidenced by awards and critical reviews, … Continue reading

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Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the … Continue reading

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