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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 2016: New HBO Crime Series Promises an Honest Procedural

In response to the sophomore slump of “True Detective,” it appears HBO is taking another stab at murder by taking cues from its crime roots in “The Wire.” The reformation comes in the form...

Tribeca 2017: Oppressive Humidity, Stifling Grief in ‘One Percent More Humid’

“One Percent More Humid” tells the story of women’s guilt and grief — as told by a woman. Instead of following the melodramatic cliche of tragically heartbroken women as popularized by Nicholas Sparks adaptations,...

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...

‘Scheme Birds’ Is a Scottish Story Long Overdue

“Maggie Thatcher took the steel industry from Scotland and Ireland, gave it to England.”  Twenty-one-year-old Gemma sums up the history of her sleepy Scottish hometown as documentary “Scheme Birds” gets its bearings. She is...

Tribeca 2017: ‘A Thousand Junkies’ is a Comedic Ode to Addiction

Many artists are known for infusing their work with autobiographical aspects to tell a personal and richer cinematic story. But it is rare to see someone’s life — step for step, location for location...

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...

‘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 2017: Despite All-Star Cast, ‘The Circle’ Is Disastrous

“The Circle” would seem to be the perfect film to begin the summer season, since it has an all-star cast, is based on Dave Eggers’ best-selling book of the same name and has an...

‘High-Rise’ Falls Short

It’d be easy to compare Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise” to Bong Joon-ho’s charismatic, beautiful though hollow 2013 anti-capitalist thriller “Snowpiercer.” It’d be easy, but it’d also be fair, given the jaw-dropping, drool-inducing awe both films...

‘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...

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

For those unaware of the story, Tim Golden and Ross McDonald’s “Elian” is likely to be startling. The documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last weekend, depicts the case of Elian Gonzalez,...
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