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Mother’s Day is Sunday, and if you’ve yet to think of something special to do for your mom, consider treating her (or your mother-in-law or the mother of your children) to a marathon of films that will make her smile, sniffle or sing. Be aware that you will not find classic tear-jerkers like “Terms of Endearment” or

Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, and Jerry Lewis all walk into a room together. There’s no real punch line to follow that, just Lewis’s brand of slapstick yucks, which had the sold-out crowd at the closing night of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in hysterics.

The three legends were on-hand to screen a digitally restored version of “The King of Comedy.” The dark comedy classic — about wannabe stand-up comic Rupert… Continue reading 'The King of Comedy': Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis Celebrate Film's 30th Anniversary at Tribeca

Unless you’re a cinephile or live in New York City, odds are you haven’t heard much about the Tribeca Film Festival. Launched back in 2002 by Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and real estate investor Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca began, at least in part, to help revitalize the downtown Manhattan community after the devastation of 9/11 terrorist attacks.

While the festival is mostly known for showcasing smaller independents, it has had… Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival Preview 2013: 15 Small Films Featuring 37 Big Stars

After yesterday’s tragic and senseless attack in Boston, we were first painfully sad and then strongly resolute.

Boston is one of the great American cities, one filled with a rich culture and diverse background –- it’s beautiful and complex and wonderful. If you live in the Northeast, you can visit Boston almost anytime you want, but that’s not

In the Cold War-era submarine movie “Phantom” — in theaters this Friday — Ed Harris plays an about-to-retire Russian captain who’s forced to take one last voyage on a now-out-of-date ship. His crew includes a comrade on a mysterious mission (David Duchovny) who might put them all in peril.

Of course, peril is part of the job for