22 Jan 2020

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

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Events, Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Something Else

Things are wrong, somehow. Hank is sure of it. His girlfriend Abby (Brea Grant) has vanished, leaving only a vague note behind for him to obsess over. As time goes by, her mail begins to pile up, and it seems less and less likely that…

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Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Flesh Out

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…

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Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Georgetown

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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Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Dreamland

True to its name, Dreamland has the soft cadence of a reverie. From the very beginning, we are warned not to take the story at its word: this is a family legend, a young woman telling the tale of her beloved older brother Eugene (Finn…

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Documentary, Events, Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Leftover Women

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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Events, Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Buffaloed

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,…

Films, Interviews, Tribeca Film Festival

INTERVIEW: Mark Stanley Discusses His Character And Driving Skills In ‘Run’

At the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, we sat down with Mark Stanley to discuss his upcoming film Run, where he plays Finnie, a Scottish fishery worker dissatisfied with his life who tries to reconnect with his youth by racing cars.     Many of our…

Films, Interviews, Tribeca Film Festival

INTERVIEW: Marli Siu Shares Her Experience Filming ‘Run’ And Explores Her Character

At the Tribeca Film Festival, we sat down with one of the stars of Scott Graham’s latest film, Run, which had its world premiere at the festival. Marli Siu (Anna and the Apocalypse) plays Kelly, the pregnant girlfriend of Finnie’s teen son Kid, who ends…

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Events, Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca 2019: American Woman

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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Film Reviews, Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca 2019: Yesterday

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…

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Events, Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Run

Run is the story of a boy desperate to get away from his boring, dead-end hometown, and turns to racing cars as the only opportunity to inject a little excitement into his life. It’s also the story of a man who is deeply dissatisfied with…

4.5
Events, Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Slay The Dragon

Have you ever opened your mouth to scream but instead it felt like a swarm of bees was about to fly out? For four to six years straight? It’s no secret that if you’re a liberal in the United States, the past few years have…

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Film Reviews, Films, Tribeca Film Festival

TRIBECA 2019: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

When I was a little girl, my grandparent’s neighbor passed away, and we inherited several boxes of VHS tapes. The old man had recorded every single moment of the OJ Simpson trial, from start to finish. Each tape was neatly labeled, placed in order, and…