Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’

April 23, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Deriving additional emotional power from its formal beauty, it should be one of the signature breakouts from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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Film Review: ‘Infinity Baby’

April 12, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As another in-joke whose punchline probably wouldn’t be that funny even if there was one, it’s unlikely to expand the director's small coterie of admirers.

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San Francisco Festival Review: ‘The House of Tomorrow’

April 9, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This tale of a shy teen loner using his newfound rebellious side to refigure peer and parental relationships occupies familiar but pleasing seriocomic Amerindie terrain.

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Emmys: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Feud’ Highlight Competitive Limited Lead Actress Race

March 30, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This year's Emmy race for lead actress in a limited series or motion picture is so competitive a few series feature multiple contenders.

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Film Review: ‘Bokeh’

March 24, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Movies of this stripe are bound to frustrate those anticipating conventional fantasy thrills, while hopefully providing the more abstract rewards of a speculative mood piece.

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Film Review: ‘Dig Two Graves’

March 22, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This low-key thriller is likely to reward more discriminating horror fans—while triggering the usual “Borrrrrrring” whines from others—for its emphasis on character and mystery over action.

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Off the Beaten Path: Niche Subscription Video Services Between Boom and Bubble

March 21, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Are you a fan of horror movies? Anime? Arthouse? British dramas? Whatever your off-the-beaten-path obsession is, there’s a subscription video service just for people like you out there. Parks Associates estimates that there are now close to 100 video subscription services in the U.S. and Canada. Barely a week goes by without a network or..

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Review: ‘SXSW Film Festival: ’68 Kill’’

March 17, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Not everyone will enjoy this slide down a narrative garbage chute lined with thorns, but those with a taste for midnight-movie outrageousness will cotton to its bad-taste absurdism.

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European Union Approves $85B AT&T-Time Warner Takeover

March 15, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has given a greenlight to AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, which was unveiled last year. More to follow.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Spettacolo’

March 15, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Though at core it’s about a dying way of life, the location and photography here semi-perversely encourage just the kind of foreign tourism which factors in that slow death.

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