The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

The Power of The Game

The Power of The Game
Spotlight, Documentary
2007, U.S.A.
Dir: Michael Apted

The joy of football. The world’s sport. The greatest game on Earth. Football is the most played sport on the planet and every four years the greatest sporting competition takes place, the FIFA World Cup. Director Michael Apted transcends his love for the sport and decides to tackle an immense project in The Power of The Game.
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Tribeca Movie Review: You Kill Me

The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

You Kill Me

You Kill Me
Spotlight, Narrative
2007, U.S.A.
Dir: John Dahl

What happens when you get an alcoholic hit man who can’t seem to perform his duties well enough? You get the premise to You Kill Me, a moronic “indie” comedy disguised as a smart drama, about what, exactly, is not easily discernable. Ben Kingsley plays Frank. Frank is a killer. Frank is a man who knows no boundaries. Frank is bad at his job. Its quite unfortunate to see a genius actor such as Ben Kingsley be demoted to the lackluster position of portraying such a one-dimensional character.
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Tribeca Movie Review: This Is England

The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

This Is England

This Is England
Spotlight, Narrative
2006, U.K.
Dir: Shane Meadows

An unlikely band of brothers comes to grips with the crisis ravaging their beloved homeland in This Is England. The film centers on a lonely outsider that goes by the name of Shaun. Shaun gets picked on constantly at school and has no friends to play with. One day, he runs into a group of skinheads. But not to worry, these are friendly skinheads. The head of the bunch, Woody, takes him under his wing and protects him with unexpected authority.

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The following film was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle
Spotlight, Narrative
2007, U.S.A.
Dir: Ken Jacobs

With his new installment, noted experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs aims to distort his images to such extreme length, as to reconceptualize them and give them a whole new meaning. The tool of choice for him is repetition, repetition, repetition. Jacobs takes what seems like the ordinary, the sublime, the mundane, and turns it into something altogether haunting. Akin to other fringe filmmakers such as Hollis Frampton, Bruce Baillie, and Chris Marker, the work of Jacobs has influenced the likes of Harmony Korine, and to a lesser degree, Michel Gondry. His various works, including Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son (1969) and Star Spangled to Death (2004), are considered important pieces within the world of avant-garde cinema.
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Tribeca Movie Review: The Premonition

The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

The Premonition

The Premonition (Le Pressentiment)
Discovery, Narrative
2006, France
Dir: Jean-Pierre Darroussin

A beautiful piece from actor Jean-Pierre Darroussin, who makes his first attempt at directing with this wonderful adaptation of Emmanuel Bove’s novel of the same title, The Premonition casts a striking look at modern day France and the perils its beastly class system projects upon its citizens. Darroussin brilliantly portrays Charles Bénesteau, a wealthy Parisian lawyer who has made the decision of abandoning his cushy, bourgeois lifestyle and moves into a blue-collared neighborhood with a predominantly immigrant population.
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Tribeca Movie Review: Brando

The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Brando

Brando
Special Event, Documentary
2007, U.S.A.
Dir: Leslie Greif, Mimi Friedman

It’s hard to believe that a man who established such a resonant and respected legacy within the world of film has been gone for three years already. Marlon Brando was the benchmark for acting in his lifetime. There was acting before Brando and there was acting after Brando. His influence can be seen in the actors considered to be his peers, spanning all the way to the actors getting work today. No one is safe from Brando’s awesome dominion.
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The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

The Man of Two Havanas

The Man of Two Havanas
Discovery Documentary
2007, U.S.A.
Dir: Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Born in Havana and raised in Miami, director Vivien Lesnik Weisman was never able to fully comprehend the huge rift between the Cubans who stayed in Cuba, and the Cubans who got out. Her father, Max Weisman, is a noted political activist, journalist, and radio personality, and is also an open opponent of the embargo placed on the island by the United States, citing that the only thing the embargo does is suffocate the island-country even more than it already is.
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Tribeca Movie Review: Invisibles

The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Invisibles

Invisibles
Spotlight Narrative
2007, Spain
Dir: Wim Wenders, Isabel Coixet, Fernando León de Aranoa, Javier Corcuera, Mariano Barroso

The Doctors Without Borders organization sponsored this five-piece documentary on atrocities being committed and inflicted upon the underrepresented and poverty stricken around the world. These five filmmakers each create a heartbreaking vision of the state of affairs currently seen throughout towns and villages destroyed by war, famine, disease, and chaos. Focusing on individuals in Barcelona, the Congo, Uganda, the Central African Republic, and Colombia, the five shorts relate the painful conditions that these people are living in and all the agony they have suffered.

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