Film Reviews, Tribeca Film Festival

REVIEW: Flesh Out (Tribeca 2019)

Weddings, however fun and exciting and Pinterest-worthy they may be, place a huge amount of pressure on a bride. Her hair has to be perfect, her dress has to be perfect, and her body has to be perfect, because wedding photographers are expensive and with any luck…

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REVIEW: Georgetown (Tribeca 2019)

Beware the passion project of the unrestrained actor. Georgetown, Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut, is a missed opportunity of epic proportions. This is a film about a mysterious, charming man who seduces a wealthy older woman and insinuates himself into the Washington elite. It is a…

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REVIEW: Plus One (Tribeca 2019)

In the world of romantic comedies, chemistry is everything. You can have the most original plot and stellar writing, but it doesn’t mean a thing if the audience isn’t buying what you’re selling. Plus One may be a story we’ve seen a hundred times over, but it…

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REVIEW: Leftover Women (Tribeca 2019)

There’s nothing like building a country with millions more men than women thanks to misogynistic family planning policies, then shaming women into early marriage when you realize you need every last one of them to become baby-making factories in order to avert a complete demographic…

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REVIEW: Buffaloed (Tribeca 2019)

It’s probably worth mentioning before I begin my review of Buffaloed that, as a native Buffalonian, I might be a tiny bit biased. I spent the first 18 years of my life on the outskirts of the scrappy, perennially optimistic city in Western New York, which means…

Film Reviews, Tribeca Film Festival

REVIEW: American Woman (Tribeca 2019)

The kidnapping of Patty Hearst, heiress to a massive newspaper empire and famed abductee-turned-radical, is an endlessly fascinating piece of history from a chaotic time when social order itself seemed to be collapsing. There’s so much ambiguity inherent in her story and to this day…

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REVIEW: Yesterday (Tribeca 2019)

When you’ve got Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and Richard Curtis (Love Actually) collaborating on a film about The Beatles, it seems pointless to judge it by any other metric than the Marie Kondo philosophy: does it spark joy? In the case of Yesterday, a blindingly…