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‘Good Posture’ Spotlights an Unlikely Female Friendship

Set in present-day Brooklyn and shot over only 10 days, Dolly Wells’ directorial debut “Good Posture” extends a generous empathy to each of its characters. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival,...

‘Untouchable’ Questions the Unspeakable Truth

“Untouchable” is the kind of movie that stays with you long after the credits roll and the lights come on in the theater. It’s a documentary that makes each audience member reevaluate his or...

‘Framing John DeLorean’ Attempts to Capture the Man Behind the Name

When you hear the name DeLorean, what do you think of? “Back to the Future?” The car itself? Cocaine scandals? No matter what image the name conjures, many people have something they associate with...

Tribeca 2018: ‘Maine’ Lacks a Main Event

“Maine” is a film lost in the wilderness. The second feature from director Matthew Brown attempts to shift his filmmaking from simple indie material to accessible art through a narrative recalling something not unlike...

Tribeca 2018: Swedish Film ‘Amateurs’ Is a Little Amateur

Film is a medium that can speak about the world in ways other forms of art cannot. Combining visual, auditory and narrative elements, movies bring critical stories to life and make powerful statements about...

Tribeca 2018: Comedy and Trauma and ‘All About Nina’

NYU alumna (Tisch ’98) Eva Vives’ newest film “All About Nina,” which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, blends comedy, drama and romance, but if you are watching just for the laughs,...

Tribeca 2018: ‘Bobby Kennedy for President:’ A Glossy Tribute

Charming. Young. Energetic. For many Americans in the 1960s, the Kennedy family embodied the idea of a newer, stronger country. Unfortunately, these hopes were cut short when John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert...

Tribeca 2017: Missed Connections and Severed Links

Tribeca Film Festival’s short film series “Disconnected” premiered last Friday, featuring six films that each explored the titular theme in their own unique way. Directors interpreted the theme with plots revolving around everything from...

Tribeca 2017: Devils, Demons and Estonian Hijinks in ‘November’

To many NYU students, Estonia might feel like a land so removed from the United States that it may as well be a fairy tale. In Rainer Sarnet’s new movie “November,” adapted from Andrus...

Tribeca 2018: ‘Duck Butter’ Is Experimental Intimacy

Bold, beautiful and absurd: Everything Miguel Arteta’s dramedy “Duck Butter,” which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 20, aspires to be and what it mostly achieves as well. Driven by naturalistic performances,...

Tribeca 2017: ‘Sensitives’ Documentary as Hyper-aware as Its Subjects

Complaints about cellphones have become ubiquitous of late — millennials purportedly won’t put them down, they’re ruining our love lives and some even argue that they’re interfering with our health care. In a world...

Tribeca 2018: ‘The Night Eats the World’ Is A Great Zombie Movie

With “The Walking Dead” entering its ninth season on AMC, the zombie trend in pop culture has started to feel a little less undead and a little more dead-dead. But with Dominique Rocher’s new...
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