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Tribeca 2018 Review: LEMONADE, Male Toxicity Contaminates the Promised Land

The feature debut by Ioana Uricaru is a Romanian New Wave shrouded as U.S. indie.

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: Showbiz Documentaries

The typical showbiz documentary, like the true-crime doc, the unexplored-niche doc and so many other related subgenres, has its hooks, its patterns, its agendas. What’s neat about some of the showbiz docs at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) this year...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: Recommended Genre Shorts

In 2018 Tribeca’s overall shorts program, as in past years, has been both vast and satisfying. Perhaps more impressively, the genre shorts are particularly strong, not just token entries included to appease certain audience segments. These, then, are some of...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: The Many Pleasures of Horror

Perhaps not every horror fan will confess this, but we’re not always looking for masterpieces, or even movies that we’d recommend wholeheartedly. Instead, it’s all about moments and ideas, preferably ones that reflect the whole of the filmmaker’s heart and...

Tribeca 2018 Poster Debut: Nathan Silver's THE GREAT PRETENDER Will Make You Believe

If you are a long time reader of these here pages, then you may very well already be aware of my love for the cinematic works of Nathan Silver. Working under the mode of roughly a movie a year, Silver...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: VR Round Up

Tribeca is back at it with another excellent lineup of VR content across their three curated sections: Storyscapes, Virtual Arcade, and Cinema 360. I got a chance to check out the majority of what was on tap and it is...

Tribeca 2018 Preview: Ten Notable Fest Selections

The 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, running through April 29, is once again packed with films, talks, and moving image work beyond film such as VR, television, online work, and gaming events. The opening film is Lisa D'Apolito's Love,...

Tribeca Announces Impressive 2018 Feature Film Lineup

The Spring-time film festivals are coming thick and fast and one of Spring's biggest is out today with an impressive lineup. The 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival runs April 18-29 in New York City. A few notable filmmakers...

Tribeca 2017 Review: THE LOVERS, Break Up To Make Up, That's All They Do

Azazel Jacobs is a young filmmaker who’s continuing a family tradition. His father is avant-garde cinema legend Ken Jacobs, and his mother Flo and sister Nisi are also participants, all of them having worked on each other’s films. (Ken and Flo played the protagonist’s parents in Azazel’s 2008...

Tribeca 2017 Review: THE CIRCLE, Where All Are Trapped in the Social Media Web

The subject of our hyper-connected, social media-based cultural landscape is a fruitful and relevant one for filmmakers, and one with great potential for mass audience interest, given how pervasive this is in our daily lives. David Fincher’s Facebook origin story The Social Network can be looked upon as the gold...

Tribeca 2017 Review: THE ENDLESS, Monster with a Movie Camera

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's work has always been (at least in part) about intimacy and trust; particularly the intimacy of close relationships, and how problems manifest; and in the case of their films, they often manifest in the form...

Tribeca 2017 VR Roundup: A Killer New Crop of VR Debuts

It's unclear if it's the New York setting or where it falls on the calendar, but Tribeca has emerged as one of the very best places to debut new VR and 360 content and the 2017 program is no exception....

Tribeca 2017 Review: THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN, A Legendary Musician's Musical and Personal Reinvention

“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten’s acerbic question to the audience at the end of the Sex Pistols’ disastrous 1978 U.S. tour may have marked the end of that group, but for Lydon himself,...

Tribeca 2017: Ten Notable Fest Selections

The Tribeca Film Festival returns for its 16th edition, running at various venues through April 30. As usual, it doesn't lack for boldface names and big events, opening with Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a documentary about the legendary...

Tribeca 2017: Watch The Teaser For Kasra Farahani's Thriller TILT

Kasra Farahani's thriller, Tilt, will have its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this Saturday in the Midnight Section. The teaser trailer was sent out late this morning and we can share that with you below.    All seems normal...

Tribeca 2017: SON OF SOFIA, Watch an Exclusive, Intriguing Clip

Set for its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Son of Sofia appears to be a coming of age story that is told from a refreshing angle. Here's a synopsis: After her celebrated debut, The Eternal Return of Antonis...

Meet The KING OF PEKING In Trailer For Tribeca-Selected Charmer

It was back in 2010 that we first came across writer-director Sam Voutas in these pages. An Australian living in China, Sam was poised to release his debut feature at the time - a Mandarin language comedy about a man...

Tribeca 2017: Check Out the Lineups for Competition, Midnight & More!

With Springtime in New York City comes the Tribeca Film Festival. Today, the festival announced the majority of their programming for the 2017 edition, taking place April 19 - 30, with the full lineups for Narrative and Documentary Competitons --...

Tribeca 2016 Review: ALWAYS SHINE, In Which The Hollywood Dream Factory Becomes A Nightmare

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny...

Tribeca 2016 Review: ALWAYS SHINE, In Which the Hollywood Dream Factory Becomes A Nightmare

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny...