Tribeca 2016: “Detour”

  British writer-director Christopher Smith knows his noir. He knows that when you watch his film, you will also be reminded of other movies when you see: a cop order the (anti)hero to open the trunk of his car: a hooker who is frantically packing to get out of Vegas before her pimp kills her, when there’s a…

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Tribeca 2016: “Elvis and Nixon”

It is 1970 and Elvis is in deep funk. He sees the kids losing faith in America, defying the law, race- rioting in the streets. He just knows that drugs are the cause, and the country needs his help bad. He conceives of the idea of going undercover as a Federal Agent-at-Large, appointed by the president,…

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