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Tribeca 2017: Documentary ‘Frank Serpico’ Lauds an Honest Cop

The New York of the ’60s and ’70s was a drastically different place than the New York of today — it was crime-ridden, overrun with drugs and prostitution and seething with corruption. The police...

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: 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: ‘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 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: ‘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...

Tribeca 2016: ‘Elvis and Nixon’ Shames the Figures it Depicts

“Elvis and Nixon,” the new production from Amazon Studios, serves as a cautionary tale of what can happen when the barriers between film and television are blurred. Clearly operating on the budget of a...

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...

‘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...

Alum Ido Fluk Talks ‘The Ticket’

NYU alum Ido Fluk’s second feature, “The Ticket,” debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last weekend. Depicting the story of a blind man (Dan Stevens) who regains his vision, only to then lose sight...

‘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 2016: Anthony Bourdain’s Doc Brings an Eccentric Cook Back Into the Light

“Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” is a grandiose and absurd — but fitting — title. The new documentary, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend, charts the life and...
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