Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
33% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
71% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

Premieres Tonight

—— The Cosmopolitans: Season One

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Bombay Beach Reviews

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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"Bombay Beach" is an oasis of creativity in the documentary landscape.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 13, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A compelling, highly self-conscious documentary, it's involving, mystifying, unpatronising and carefully orchestrated.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 5, 2012

This is London

Har'el seems to tell us that nobody can be completely defeated, even by the most unfortunate circumstances.

Full Review Source: This is London

February 3, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Director Alma Har'el has fused the small-town documentary with a music video sensibility to create something breathtakingly original and genuinely beautiful.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

February 3, 2012
Alexander Capes
Little White Lies

Drifts in and out of reality and leaves your head somewhere in between.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

While candidly exploring the hard lives of the characters and their families, the film earns an extra star from some inspired moments of magical realism, with one scene involving a child, a fire engine and a Bob Dylan tune that'll make your spine tingle.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

February 3, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's a rich slice of Americana, and there's a great soundtrack from musicians including Bob Dylan.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This startling documentary explores a part of America few even want to admit exists: a place designed as a paradise that has instead become an almost apocalyptic wasteland populated by people who have fallen out of society.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Nicola Balkind
The Skinny

The story tells itself, making plenty of room for an artistic flair and injection of sound that elevate the film from a simple documentary to an artistic exploration.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 4/5

February 1, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Har'el's film is at times bizarrely uplifting, at others crushingly sad...

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

January 31, 2012
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine

The fact that Alma Har'el is still stuck in music video director mode makes for an interesting new breed of documentary.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 29, 2012
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

Quirky, moving and unique, it's a haunting bedside view of the place the American Dream went to die.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

January 23, 2012
Mark Adams
Screen International

Alma Har'el magical and poetical film Bombay Beach is an enchanting documentary hybrid, beautifully capturing the realities and the dreams of those intriguingly oddball folk who live in the faded and rather surreal California community by the Salton Sea.

Full Review Source: Screen International

November 7, 2011
Eric Hynes
Village Voice
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That it documents rural poverty in the American West without exploiting or sanctifying its subjects would be cause enough for praise. But this doesn't begin to approach what Alma Har'el pulls off with her hybrid doc knockout Bombay Beach.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 2, 2011
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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More lyrical tone poem than straightforward documentary.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2011
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

...schemers and dreamers spend their days scrabbling, dancing and drifting in Alma Har'el's arresting, Dylan- and Beirut-scored art project of a documentary.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 14, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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You either like this kind of ambitious, brave, borderless experiment or you don't, and I think it's absolutely magical and tragic.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

October 13, 2011
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

Har'el's work contains an otherworldly dimension not unlike [Terry] Gilliam's oeuvre -- both dreamlike and intimately familiar.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: A

October 13, 2011
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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A beautifully stylized film.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

October 13, 2011
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