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‘Ratchet & Clank’ Film is Goofy Fun for PlayStation Fans

‘Ratchet & Clank’ Film is Goofy Fun for PlayStation Fans

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | The Ratchet & Clank games have been around for 14 years. There is a new generation of potential fans who aren’t even old to remember the original game when it came out, and there is a new generation of technology that far surpasses the old PlayStation 2, where the duo first […]

Immersive ‘Idiot’ is Stripped-Down Dostoevsky, Ready to Party

Immersive ‘Idiot’ is Stripped-Down Dostoevsky, Ready to Party

BY TRAV S.D. | “Two are better than one.” So saith Ecclesiastes and so doeth Robert Lyons and Kristin Marting, artistic directors of the New Ohio Theatre and HERE, respectively, as they team up for the latest of their cross-institutional collaborations. Currently in previews, “Idiot” — an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot” — will […]

Trading Fours at Page Meets Stage

Trading Fours at Page Meets Stage

BY PUMA PERL | My first visit to Page Meets Stage took place on a winter’s night just over six years ago. The Bowery Poetry Club was filled to capacity, despite the barriers that often keep people away — an admission charge and no open mike. Onstage sat poets Yusef Komunyakaa, an NYU professor and […]

Run To, Run From: Egan Takes On TFF

Run To, Run From: Egan Takes On TFF

BY SEAN EGAN | The weather tells me it’s officially spring, which can only mean one thing — it’s time to hole up in a movie theater and take in all the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF; tribecafilm.com) has to offer. Or at least that’s what I gladly did this past weekend, to ensure you needn’t […]

A Rock Rebel Comes of Age in Tunisia

A Rock Rebel Comes of Age in Tunisia

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “AS I OPEN MY EYES” BY PUMA PERL | Vivacious, rebellious, 18-year-old Farah (Baya Medhaffer) loves rock and roll, hates convention, and is a member of an underground band — all of which brings about conflict with her mother, who is insistent that she forget about music and go to medical school. […]

Spock Doc Earns an Emotional Response

Spock Doc Earns an Emotional Response

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK” BY MAX BURBANK | I have no memory of ever watching an episode of the original “Star Trek” for the first time. I do remember my dad and I watching it first-run on a black and white TV, when I was four. By the time I was […]

Noble Color Guard Doc Could Use More Shading

Noble Color Guard Doc Could Use More Shading

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “CONTEMPORARY COLOR” BY RANIA RICHARDSON | While spinning batons, rifles, sabers or flags in the air, the color guard performs a joyous dance to celebrate school spirit during a football halftime show, to the tune of the high school marching band. Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne stumbled upon the art form […]

Estonian Women are the Makers of ‘Mother’

Estonian Women are the Makers of ‘Mother’

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | A wry whodunit set in a small town in Estonia, “Mother” revolves around the effort to identify who shot a comatose young man, now receiving round-the-clock care from his increasingly resentful mother. As he lies in bed, friends and neighbors visit and unburden themselves with confessions of their private lives. In […]

The Many Levels of ‘High-Rise’

The Many Levels of ‘High-Rise’

TWO TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS: “HIGH RISE” Director: Ben Wheatley | Screenplay: Amy Jump | Runtime: 119 minutes. Wed., Apr. 20, 8:30pm at the SVA Theater (333 W. 23rd St., btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.). Thurs., Apr. 21, 9:45pm at Regal Cinemas Battery Park (102 North End Ave., at Vesey St.). Fri., Apr. 22, 3pm at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea […]

‘Fang’ Digs Its Claws Into Family Dysfunction

‘Fang’ Digs Its Claws Into Family Dysfunction

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “THE FAMILY FANG” Director: Jason Bateman | Screenwriter: David Lindsay-Abaire | Runtime: 107 minutes Sat., Apr. 16, 9pm at the John Zuccotti Theater @ BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St., btw. Greenwich & West Sts.). Sun., Apr. 17, 9:45pm at Regal Cinemas Battery Park (102 North End Ave., at Vesey St.). Wed., […]

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