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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: 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 2017: Dustin Hoffman and Noah Baumbach Tease and Talk Filmmaking

When two generations of Hollywood come together — one of the most distinguished stars of the last 50 years and the other a prominent and talented indie filmmaker of the 21st century — it...

‘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,...

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 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

Our darkest intentions join with the darkest hour of night — at least, that’s the case in “Psychopaths,” which premiered April 20 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Up-and-coming director Mickey Keating's new horror feature...

Tribeca 2018: ‘Jellyfish’ Is a Valiant First Effort for James Gardner

If one were to only judge James Gardner’s feature debut “Jellyfish” on its synopsis, their initial assumptions may betray them. The film’s dramatic elements overshadow its attempt to be comedic, but prove Gardner’s potential...

Tribeca 2017: In ‘The Lovers,’ Marriage Can Be Cheating

Azazel Jacobs’ “The Lovers,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend, opens with two sets of lovers, neither of whom appear to be having the best of times. Michael (Tracy Letts)...

Tribeca 2017: ‘Flower’ Nips at Poignant Buds

At 17 years old, Erica Vandross only has two priorities: making money and having sex. These desires become the driving force in “Flower,” a new feature directed by Max Winkler. The film stars Zoey...

Tribeca 2018: A Complex Examination of Grief in ‘To Dust’

A woman off-camera flatlines in her hospital bed. Shmuel’s wife is dead. This is how Shawn Snyder’s film, “To Dust,” which had its world premiere on April 23 and won the Tribeca Film Festival’s...

Tribeca 2016: ‘All This Panic’ is Heartfelt and Stunning

The fast paced, exciting lives explored in "All this Panic" make growing up in the suburbs seem ridiculously mundane. The documentary, which made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last week, depicts the...

Tribeca 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Promises Frightening TV

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, “The Handmaid's Tale” — Hulu’s newest television series — screened its first episode at the Tribeca Film Festival last Friday. Created by Bruce Miller...
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