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Hamptons International Film Festival Review: ‘Indian Point’

Indian Point is a nuclear power plant which is 50-years-old and is 35 miles from Manhattan. It's operating license expired in 2013 amidst contentions which must be resolved before renewal. Activists are demanding its closure.

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Hamptons Film Festival Review: ‘The Uncondemned’ – World Premiere

"The Uncondemned," premiering at the Hamptons Film Festival The Uncondemned, reminds us of the courage and spirit required to bring justice to a region in people's hearts where evil had prospered under cover of fear, brutality and the threat of death.

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New York/Hamptons Film Festival Review: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ Starring Tom Hanks

During the Cold War Rudolf Abel was put on trial for spying. James B. Donovan was appointed to defend Abel. Though he was vilified for it, the attorney delivered American justice to a Soviet spy. Was justice truly served or would it be served a few years later when a U-2 spy plane was brought down inside the Soviet Union?

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Hamptons International Film Festival Review: ‘Rams,’ Best Narrative Feature

Two brothers have not spoken to each other for decades though they live on the same compound a stone's throw away from each other. When a crisis impacts their livelihood, a crisis provoked by one of the brothers, the conflict between them escalates to violence.

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Movie Review: ‘Room’ – Mothers, Children, and Abduction with Brie Larson, Joan Allen, and William H. Macy

'Room' will both scare you and make you cry. It is the best movie I’ve seen this year. It is two movies in one. The first movie is a tense thriller about an abducted teenager, locked in a 10 by 10 sound-proof garden shed as a sex slave for seven years. She finally has an idea of how to escape with her five year old child. The second movie is a psychological study of the effects of abduction, rape, and social and sensory deprivation on its direct and indirect victims. Both stories will grab you.

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53rd NYFF Review: ‘The Walk’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It's the 1970s. The Twin Towers are resurrected and Philippe Petit is planning to walk on a high-wire suspended between them. But there are complications. One of his accomplices may be a spy. Another thinks he is crazy. And will he be able to check his rigging in time?

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