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Review: Utterly Superficial 'Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston' Doc Is Marred By Its Clueless & Vain Director

Inept, amateurish and largely risible, the fashion documentary “Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston” is generally an embarrassing effort. But not because its subject isn’t worth documenting (quite the opposite actually), but because its creator is a dilettante buffoon; a clownish self-involved figure who inexplicably positions himself as the focus of the film, and yet has no business making movies of any kind. Helmed by Whitney Sudler-Smith (who should never be described as a director or filmmaker as that insults far too many people), ‘In Search Of’ is a very apt sub-title for this ill-conceived documentary as Sudler-Smith literally stumbles around New York going from person to person in order to figure out who his subject actually is, laughably armed with only a tiny modicum of basic knowledge (more than one interviewee scolds his ignorance too; why any filmmaker choose to include that is beyond me). Ostensibly about the rise and fall of legendary.
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Ultrasuede: Whitney Sudler-Smith on Halston's Era of Style

Through his unconvential documentary Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, Director Whitney Sudler-Smith explores the exciting rise and devastating fall of America's first real celebrity designer. New York icon Halston first became well known in the United States for designing the famous pillbox hat worn by Jackie Kennedy at the Presidential inauguration. Later he dressed such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Lauren Bacall. In addition to his supreme talents as a designer, his rule as the undisputed king of the NYC social scene during the Studio 54 era enhanced his considerable notoriety. Through film clips, interviews and archival footage, filmmaker Whitney Sudler-Smith takes his audience on a ride (literally, in his vintage Trans Am) back in time to the world of style that Halston personified during the 70s in NYC. While interviewing Halston's friends - Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston, Andre Leon Talley, and Diane Von Furstenberg - Sudler-Smith
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This week's new films

Warrior (12A)

(Gavin O'Connor, 2011, Us) Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison. 140 mins

After a summer of CGI robots and superheroes duking it out, here's proof again that nothing beats human-on-human violence. The basic ingredients of this sports drama look very familiar, but there's novelty in the fighting style (mixed martial arts), and the fact that our opponents are two sympathetic brothers – hard-up teacher Edgerton v Afghanistan vet Hardy. For once, the outcome is uncertain.

Drive (18)

(Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011, Us) Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks. 100 mins

A vintage American muscle car with an efficient European engine, this sleek crime thriller handles the genre road superbly, as cool getaway ace Gosling loses his grip over one last job.

Crazy Stupid Love (12A)

(Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, 2011, Us) Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone. 118 mins

Male relationship woes are sympathetically mocked in this multi-stranded romcom, centring on Carell's
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Tribeca Film to Release 26 Films Over Next Year

Tribeca Film will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010, it was announced Monday. The distribution label for independent film also said it acquired U.S. rights to nine new titles to be released across multiple platforms. The curated selection of films includes stars including Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz and filmmakers such as Peter Mullan, Jerzy Skolimowski and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Titles to be released theatrically on video-on-demand and via other platforms throughout the coming year include:

Beware the Gonzo”: From director and writer Brian Gobuloff comes a teen-angst comedy about an underground newspaper aiming to give voice to high school misfits. The film stars Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Jesse McCartney, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott, and James Urbaniak.

The Bleeding House”: Written and directed by comic-book writer and first-time filmmaker Philip Gelatt, this taut
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Tribeca Film to Release 26 Films Over Next Year

Tribeca Film will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010, it was announced Monday. The distribution label for independent film also said it acquired U.S. rights to nine new titles to be released across multiple platforms. The curated selection of films includes stars including Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz and filmmakers such as Peter Mullan, Jerzy Skolimowski and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Titles to be released theatrically on video-on-demand and via other platforms throughout the coming year include:

Beware the Gonzo”: From director and writer Brian Gobuloff comes a teen-angst comedy about an underground newspaper aiming to give voice to high school misfits. The film stars Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Jesse McCartney, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott, and James Urbaniak.

The Bleeding House”: Written and directed by comic-book writer and first-time filmmaker Philip Gelatt, this taut
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Tribeca Film more than doubles distribution slate

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Expansion is the word out of New York City this morning as Tribeca Film ramps up its distribution plans and announces U.S. deals for nine new titles.

Tribeca Enterprises announced that its distribution label, Tribeca Film, will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010. In addition, the label acquired U.S. rights to nine titles it plans to release across multiple platforms.

The curated selection of films includes many genres and features stars including Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz and filmmakers such as Peter Mullan, Jerzy Skolimowski and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Here’s information we received on the films. They will be released theatrically, on video-on-demand and via other platforms throughout 2011:

· Beware the Gonzo. From director and writer Brian Gobuloff (writer of The Basketball Diaries) comes a teen-angst comedy
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Tribeca Film sets expansion of slate in 2011, More than doubling annual output of 26 films and announcing U.S. Distribution Rights to 9 New Titles!

Tribeca Film Sets Expansion Of Slate In 2011, More Than Doubling Annual Output To 26 Films And Announcing U.S. Distribution Rights To Nine New Titles.

Newly Acquired Films Starring Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz and Featuring Filmmakers Including Jerzy Skolimowski, Vincent D’Onofrio and Peter Mullan.

Slate to Premiere On Multiple Platforms, Including National Video-on-Demand and Theatres Across the Country, Supported by Founding Partner American Express.

From the Press Release:

New York, NY February 28, 2011 – Tribeca Enterprises today announced that Tribeca Film will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010. The comprehensive distribution label for independent film also announced that it acquired U.S. rights to nine new titles to be released across multiple platforms. The curated selection of films includes many genres and features stars including Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz and filmmakers such as Peter Mullan,
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