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Tribeca 2011: Jean-Pierre Améris Delights With “Romantics Anonymous” (photo)

Tribeca 2011: Jean-Pierre Améris Delights With “Romantics Anonymous”

Even before the credits begin on “Romantics Anonymous,” Jean-Pierre Améris’ comedy wins its audience over with a simple interpretation of “I Have Confidence” from “The Sound of Music,” made even more adorable by the way it’s sung by Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré) as she strolls down the street. It’s bold, which is something the film’s […]

Tribeca Bestows Awards to “Monkeys,” “Beach”; Plus, Our Complete Coverage (photo)

Tribeca Bestows Awards to “Monkeys,” “Beach”; Plus, Our Complete Coverage

The Tribeca Film Festival continues on through this weekend, but awards were announced Thursday night in New York for the tenth edition of the festival, making it so that New York audiences will have at least one more chance to see all the winners this Sunday May 1st. These films include Best World Narrative Feature […]

Tribeca 2011: Peter Mullan Breaks the Rules With “NEDS” (photo)

Tribeca 2011: Peter Mullan Breaks the Rules With “NEDS”

Of all the expressions Peter Mullan is capable of, it may be his smile that’s most unsettling. An incredibly warm, gregarious and articulate gentleman in person, he’s still intimidating in nearly every way, whether you’re treated to his ferocious intellect on subjects as diverse as his approach to acting or the collapse of American imperialism […]

Tribeca 2011: “Saint,” Reviewed (photo)

Tribeca 2011: “Saint,” Reviewed

If Santa Claus ever wanted to sue the movie business for slander, he’s starting to have a case. As if the kind interpretations of the North Pole denizen such as Tim Allen’s “The Santa Clause” series or that terrible 1985 film starring John Lithgow weren’t bad enough, he’s had to deal in recent years with […]

Paul Feig on Finding the Humor in Steve Carell’s Tearful Exit from “The Office” (photo)

Paul Feig on Finding the Humor in Steve Carell’s Tearful Exit from “The Office”

It’s true, Paul Feig is available for weddings and other special occasions, but only for “The Office.” The show, which has invited its former co-executive producer back to direct many of its biggest events, such as Jim and Pam’s nuptials (“Niagara”), once again turned to “Freaks and Geeks” creator to helm Steve Carell’s final turn […]

Tribeca 2011: “Jesus Henry Christ,” Reviewed (photo)

Tribeca 2011: “Jesus Henry Christ,” Reviewed

When Dennis Lee made his first film a few years back called “Fireflies in the Garden,” he made one brilliant hiring decision. It wasn’t Ryan Reynolds or Willem Dafoe, who both starred in the film, but rather the cinematographer Danny Moder, who had but a few credits as a DP to his name and also […]

Tribeca 2011: Chris Evans, Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen Make a Point With “Puncture” (photo)

Tribeca 2011: Chris Evans, Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen Make a Point With “Puncture”

For those who think Chris Evans’ superheroic exploits will be restricted to the 1940s, there’s a surprise in store with “Puncture,” which premiered this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. Though it still involves on kind of Blue Shield, the actor plays an even unlikelier champion of the people than the scrawny Steve Rogers as […]

Tribeca 2011: “Detachment,” Reviewed (photo)

Tribeca 2011: “Detachment,” Reviewed

Tony Kaye didn’t disappoint. In front of a packed house at the BMCC Performing Arts Center during the Tribeca Film Festival, the British director that once wanted his name replaced with “Humpty Dumpty” on “American History X” came out onstage with the greying beard of a hermit, the glasses of Sigmund Freud, a black guitar […]

Tribeca 2011: “The Good Doctor,” Reviewed (photo)

Tribeca 2011: “The Good Doctor,” Reviewed

As a general rule, it’s usually considered unwise for a heartthrob type to play a bad guy early in their career, which is a shame since being easy on the eyes always makes the pain when they plunge the knife in just a little more painful. Orlando Bloom’s Dr. Martin Blake doesn’t want to have […]

Tribeca 2011: Massy Tadjedin Can Finally Look Past “Last Night” (photo)

Tribeca 2011: Massy Tadjedin Can Finally Look Past “Last Night”

The irony doesn’t seem lost on Massy Tadjedin that it’s taken over two years to release her directorial debut that takes place over the course of an evening, though if she has her way, the conversation about “Last Night” will outlast both. A prisoner of Miramax’s slate of films that were orphaned when ownership of […]