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RFK Ripple Of Hope Gala

Tony Lo Bianco and Elizabeth Lo Bianco - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived at the Robert F Kennedy Ripple Of Hope Gala awards ceremony which were held in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014

Opening Night Of Broadway's Machinal - Arrivals

Tony Lo Bianco and Jamie deRoy - Opening night of Broadway's Machinal at the American Airlines Theatre - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Friday 17th January 2014

Opening Night Of THE BIG KNIFE

Jamie deRoy and Tony Lo Bianco - Opening night of THE BIG KNIFE at the American Airlines Theatre - Arrivals - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 16th April 2013

ANN Opening Night At The Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Tony Lo Bianco - ANN Opening night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre - Arrivals - New York, NY, United States - Thursday 7th March 2013

Premiere Of 'Cinderella' At The Broadway Theatre

Tony Lo Bianco and Jamie deRoyTheatre – - Premiere of 'Cinderella' at the Broadway Theatre - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Sunday 3rd March 2013

The French Connection Review

The French Connection puts the majority of contemporary action movies to shame. It proves how potentially smart this genre can be, and how dumb recent action films really are. Unlike many modern-day thrillers, this film is an exciting, taut, and realistic portrayal of urban police life, but it does not fill its running time with gratuitous violence, nonstop profanity, and copious amounts of sex. Character motivation and story drive the film forward--not a needless excess of violent, antisocial behavior. It's a standout cinematic achievement that won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Gene Hackman), Best Film Editing, and Best Writing.

Ernest Tidyman's story follows the adventures of two New York narcotics cops, "Popeye" Doyle (Hackman), and his partner, Russo (Roy Scheider). They track a lead about a large drug delivery that develops into a plan that could entirely destroy the marijuana trade between Paris and New York.

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Friends And Family Review

What if gay guys were tough? What if mafia bosses were warm and cuddly? What if loving parents were also hardcore off-the-grid anarchists? And what if they all came together in a nutty climax where hilarity would inevitably ensue? Friends and Family screenwriter Joseph Triebwasser poses all these questions in his attempt to find humor in subverting stereotypes, but by tackling far too many for one small screenplay, he's created a screwball comedy with far too many loose screws.

Meet Danny and Stephen (Christopher Gartin and Greg Lauren, nephew of Ralph), a dapper couple who share a palatial New York townhouse which they pay for by working as enforcers for Victor Patrizzi (Tony Lo Bianco), a charming mafia boss. We first encounter the tuxedo-clad twosome as they shake down an opera star in his dressing room between acts of Othello. Hey, gambling debts must be paid.

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The Honeymoon Killers Review

A cinematic oddity seen by few, The Honeymoon Killers is a landmark entry into the shockumentary genre -- the true story of an exceptionally dysfunctional couple who went a-murdering in the 1940s. Raymond Fernandez (played here by smarmy Tony Lo Bianco) was acting alone -- killing women he met through a personals service (and absconding with their wealth) -- and the rotund Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) would have been his next victim, had she not proven herself equally sociopathic as Raymond. They started plying the killing trade together: Ray would woo the landlady and get her to marry him, Martha would pose as a relative. Eventually they would poison the woman and move on to the next victim. Maybe the next one would get it with a hammer, who knows.

The Honeymoon Killers is a fairly faithful rendition of the Fernandez-Beck affair, and rightly so: It's a story that needs little embellishment. Writer/director Leonard Kastle was a first-timer; he would never make another film, either. His amateurism shows: The sound is atrocious, and the story has odd jumps in it. Kastle's cameraman saves him more than once with inspired setups that sometimes leave the murders to the imagination, and sometimes don't.

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