Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Blue Night’ is sensational.

On the eve of a major performance at the iconic Birdland Jazz Club, Vivienne Carala (Sarah Jessica Parker) receives shocking news during a doctor’s visit that turns her world upside down. She struggles to deal with the devastation during rehearsals with her band and her manager (Common) and attempts to avoid her overbearing mother (Jacqueline Bisset). Finally, as she contemplates Read More →

TFF Review: ‘Dead Women Walking’

Dead Women Walking Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Hagar Ben-Asher Writer: Hagar Ben-Asher Starring: Ashton Sanders, June Carryl, Colleen Camp, Lynn Collins, Dot Marie Jones, Dale Dickey Nine vignettes depict the stages leading to execution for women on death row in this emotional account of the human toll of the death penalty—on both the inmates and those they encounter in Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Review: ‘Slut in a Good Way’

Slut in a Good Way Feature Narrative Country: Canada Director: Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Review: ‘Slut in a Good Way’ Writer: Catherine Léger Starring: Vassili Schneider, Anthony Therrien, Alex Godbout, Romane Denis, Rose Adam, Marguerite Bouchard Three 17-year-old girlfriends get a job at the Toy Depot for the holiday season and become smitten with the guys who work alongside them Read More →

TFF Review: ‘Woman Walks Ahead’

Woman Walks Ahead Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Susanna White Writer: Steven Knight Starring: Bill Camp, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Rockwell, Chaske Spencer, Michael Greyeyes, Jessica Chastain Based on a true story, 19th-century Brooklyn artist Catherine Weldon journeys west on a mission to paint a portrait of the legendary chief Sitting Bull, only to find a very different world—and man—than she Read More →

10 Feature Narratives by Female Directors on Liz’s watchlist at the Tribeca Film Festival

This year’s festival demographic for female directors has gone up to 46%. That is huge. Here are 10 feature-length narratives by female directors that I am looking forward to catching. Bonus: Most of these films also focus on a female protagonist. All About Nina Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Eva Vives Writer: Eva Vives Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Chace Read More →