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World According to Limited Releases

July 21st, 2006

It's a light week for limited releases both in terms of quantity and quality. The film with the best shot at box office success seems to be Been Rich All My Life, but it will still need a bit of luck to make it.

Been Rich All My Life - Reviews
A documentary about the Silver Belles, a singing troupe from Harlem that have been performing together for 70 years. One of the few films being released this week to earn overwhelmingly positive reviews, and even then there are simply not enough of them to be very confident in the final tally. Been Rich All My Life opens tonight at the Quad Cinema in New York City.

Mad Cowgirl - Reviews
One of the most bizarre films you will ever get the chance to see. ... If you get the chance to see it. The film deals with a number of unpleasant subjects, and an equal number of unpleasant characters, and I have a very hard time imagining it will get much exposure until it hits the home market. Fans of extreme filmmaking should love the movie, but almost everyone else will be filled with equal parts confusion and revulsion. Mad Cowgirl opened on Wednesday at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City.

Shadowboxer - Reviews
In his latest attempt to cloud the memory of his Oscar win, Cuba Gooding, Jr. stars in yet another film that just doesn't work. The director is now distributing the film himself and releasing it in more than 20 theatres, which is simply too many theatres given the drawing power of the cast.

The World According to Shorts - Reviews
I love this concept; six short films being released together for the price of one movie. There are many stories that can be told from between 5 and 25 minutes that simply won't work in any other format. However, because there is no developed market for them, they are rarely seen. This program, which has been going on since 2000, compiles six international shorts to help bring them to as wide an audience as possible. The World According to Shorts opens tonight at the Cinema Village in New York City.


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