Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: ‘Blow The Man Down’

Blow The Man Down While grieving for the loss of their mother, the Connolly Sisters suddenly find they have a crime to cover up, leading them deep into the underbelly of their salty Maine fishing village. Growing up in a small New England town, I have a full appreciation for the glorious specificity in Blow The Man Down. From the Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Podcast Interview: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella, and Brea Grant share all the gory and gorgeous details of ‘Something Else’.

Something Else Podcast Something Else was one of the most unique selections in this year’s festival. Both a monster movie and a love story, the film’s deliberate structure is a standout all on its own. The writing is fresh and funny and the use of light makes it a joy to watch. There are brilliantly theatrical moments. I believe this Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: ‘Bunker Burger’ and ‘The Neighbor’s Window’, two shorts that keep you watching.

Bunker Burger The members of an underground, post-apocalyptic bunker invite a psychologist from the radioactive and chaotic surface to audition for a place to live among them. This short has everything you’re looking for in any film; suspense, distinct style, consuming plot, brilliant performances. There is not a hair out of place with this dark comedy. It is the perfect Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: ‘Charlie Says’ flips the script on the Manson girls.

  Charlie Says Charlie Says, directed by masterful filmmaker Mary Harron and written by Guinevere Turner, tells the familiar story through fresh eyes—those of Manson’s most devoted girls, van Houten (Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón). Thanks to a devoted prison educator who slowly draws the women out from years of a madman’s mesmerizing and abusive Read More →

How to see the Tribeca Audience Award Winners & Runner-ups

These films will be showing tomorrow on the last day of the Tribeca Film Festival or you can also catch them below. See You Yesterday is coming to Netflix! Documentary Audience Award Winner: Gay Chorus Deep South:  12:15 PM & 6:00 PM (also on festival run) Runner-Up: Watson: 3:00 PM & 9:45 PM Narrative Audience Award Winner: Plus One: 2:45 Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: SHORTS: WTF

SHORTS: WTF These films were curated especially for late-night. Playing in this program: Twist No choice but to walk home alone, Hannah (Helena Howard) sees an opportunity for a ride, but others see an opportunity in her. With a well-built tension familiar to any young woman, Twist leaves much to the terrifying imagination, making it all the more frightening. Beautiful Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: ‘Picture Character’ #therealemojimovie

PICTURE CHARACTER Spotlight Documentary, World Premiere – Directed by Martha Shane and Ian Cheney As silly as you may think the topic, you can’t deny that emojis are everywhere. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? The story of the creation/inception of emojis is interspersed with three stories of the quest to get new emojis added – Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: ‘For They Know Not What They Do’ and this is the problem

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO Documentary Competition, World Premiere – Directed by Daniel Karslake More maddening than enlighting, For They Know Not What They Do follows four families that facing challenges and did their best. It’s heartbreaking, frustrating and exactly what happens when people are not empathetic with each other. I liked the structure with switching back and Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: ‘RECORDER: The Marion Stokes Project’ – how one woman gave us 33 years of recorded television history

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT Documentary Competition – World Premiere, Directed by Matt Wolf In 1979 during the Iranian hostage crisis, Marion Stokes started recording the news on VHS tapes on different channels on different televisions. 24 hours a day. The recording didn’t stop for 33 years when she passed away on December 12, 2012, the day of the Sandy Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review: ‘Something Else’ is aptly named.

SOMETHING ELSE The Midnight section at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival gives us Something Else. A story about Hank, whose longtime girlfriend Abby abruptly leaves him, but with a lot of extra flair in the plot. The editing is spectacular. Crisp still camera images set against a bleakly lit Hank, make for a perfect early jump scare. Then you catch Read More →

12 Tribeca Film Festival movies already picked up

HBO has already snagged two documentaries: The Apollo (Opening Night), about the legendary Harlem theater, and At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, which is pretty much self-explanatory. Introducing younger audiences to the delightful Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be Ask Dr. Ruth acquired by hulu. At 90 years old, she’s still leaving her mark on the world. IFC Read More →

Get your tickets early for the FREE Tribeca Drive-In Dinner and a Movie!

Free and open to the public, the film screening series will take place between February 21-24 within Lower Manhattan’s magnificent Oculus  For the third consecutive year, Westfield World Trade Center will roll out the red carpet for the Tribeca Drive-In: Dinner and a Movie film screening series, organized in partnership with the team behind the Tribeca Film Festival, and taking place from Thursday, February 21st to Read More →

Review: ‘EGG’ one of our Top 5 from Tribeca 2018 (hatches) in theaters today.

In provocateur Marianna Palka’s sharp and unflinching satire, two couples and a surrogate lay bare the complications, contradictions, heartbreak, and absurdities implicit in how we think about motherhood. Mariana Palka’s follow-up to last year’s Bitch, is just as powerful in delving into “the phases of a woman’s life”, to use a phrase directly from EGG. With an incredibly theatrical feel, as if it could Read More →

Liz & Melissa’s Top 5 picks from the Tribeca Film Festival

The Party’s Just Beginning Feature Narrative Country: Scotland Director: Karen Gillan Writer: Karen Gillan Starring: Rachel Jackson, Jamie Quinn, Siobhan Redmond, Paul Higgins, Matthew Beard, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan Lucy is a sharp-witted, foul-mouthed, heavy-drinking twenty-something who is still reeling from a recent loss. This surreal coming-of-age tale is a love letter to Gillan’s hometown in the Scottish Highlands. I Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Blowin’ Up’ the justice system

Blowin’ Up Feature Documentary Country: USA Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal Writer: Stephanie Wang-Breal In a courtroom in Queens, women facing prostitution charges may earn a chance at redemption thanks to an experimental program established by a team of rebel heroines working to change the system. No distribution as of posting. I’m not sure which is more absurd: the hoops women have Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh’ is funny in small doses

7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Vivieno Caldinelli Writer: Justin Jones, Clayton Hewitson, Christopher Hewitson Starring: Mark McKinney, Taika Waititi, Dan Harmon, Sam Huntington, Kate Micucci Midwestern couple Claire and Paul are thrilled to find a great deal on an affordable Los Angeles apartment. But Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Back Roads’ is rural noir

Back Roads Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Alex Pettyfer Writer: Adrian Lyne, Tawni O’Dell Starring: Juliette Lewis, June Carryl, Nicola Peltz, Jennifer Morrison, Alex Pettyfer A young man cares for his sisters after their mother is imprisoned for murdering their abusive father. When he strikes up an affair with a married woman, long-dormant family secrets bubble to the surface in Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Untogether’ is a intertwining modern romance

Untogether Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Emma Forrest Writer: Emma Forrest Starring: Scott Caan, Jennifer Grey, Alice Eve, Billy Crystal, Ben Mendelsohn, Lola Kirke, Jemima Kirke, Jamie Dornan Former writing prodigy Andrea tries not to fall for her one-night stand, while her sister Lisa throws herself into a newfound religious zeal (and the arms of her charismatic rabbi) to avoid Read More →

TFF Review: ‘Virgins (Vierges)’ of the sea

Virgins (Vierges) Feature Narrative Country: France, Israel, Belgium Director: Keren Ben Rafael Writer: Elise Benroubi, Keren Ben Rafael Starring: Rami Heuberger, Manuel Elkaslassy Vardi, Michael Aloni, Evgenia Dodina, Joy Rieger Teenage Lana is languishing in her run-down hometown on Israel’s sun-soaked north coast—until an older, attractive writer arrives with tales of a mermaid sighting off the shore of the declining 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 →