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From midnight movies to directorial debuts, intriguing indies to challenging foreign films, there's loads to choose from at Tribeca. So to help you get some idea of just what's in store for this vibrant film festival, we've collected a selection of trailers and from its lauded line-up. Take a look, and get your tickets while you can!
The Tribeca FIlm Festival wrapped up a week ago, but we're still kicking ourselves for missing out on the big closing night event-- a special screening of Scorsese's The King of Comedy, with DeNiro, Lewis and Scorsese all on hand to talk about the 1982 cult classic. Jerry Lewis was an icon of comedy by the time the film was made, but these days he's basically a legend
This week we are shocked and horrified to learn that Michael Bay apologized on behalf of Armageddon, and aim to set the record straight on its greatness. Katey talks about her experience at the Indie Grits Film Festival, David is feeling more optimistic than ever about the Tribeca Film Festival, and we ask for your help in supporting our friend Ed Douglas in his fight against cancer
Prescription drug abuse isn't as attention-grabbing as bath salts, and not as glamorized as meth, but as the documentary Oxyana movingly depicts, it's just got as much power to destroy. Taking its title from the nickname acquired by Oceana, West Virgina, Oxyana is a portrait of modern rural American life as completely transformed by drugs, in this case a legal prescription painkiller that has paralyzed an entire generation
Whether you know and adore Elaine Stritch for her decades-long Broadway career, her distinctively boozy and brassy singing style, or her wickedly winsome guest appearances as Jack Donaghy's mom Colleen on 30 Rock, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is an absolute joy.
The film's most telling moments were when Haneke confesses that he channels his own fears and anxieties into his work, which is sometimes autobiographically inspired, as a form of therapeutic catharsis, and when he admits, "In cinema, the viewer is always the director's victim."
As its plot progressed I was able only to follow its broadest strokes. Ultimately, not even the smoking hot sexual chemistry of its leads (Jean Dujardin and Cécile De France) could save this confounding thriller.
The absolute last thing the Internet cat meme phenomenon needed was a feature-length documentary that's happy to participate in, not examine, the madness. Given access to a variety of people who have turned our world into one that includes the phrase "cat-lebrities," Eisner and Andy Capper come away with…nothing. Maybe even less
As someone who’s working on some short films of her own, I know that there’s nothing more helpful that attaching a “name” to your project and, for Rachel Dratch, all she really wanted was to be part of a film playing in a festival, so she and Teacher of the Year turned out to be the perfect match.
Regardless of whether or not you know what you’re getting into when catching a new movie, there’s no way to prepare yourself for such raw performances like the ones you get from Marguerite Moreau and Bitsie Tulloch in Caroline and Jackie. In honor of the film’s world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Moreau sat down to chat about working on a film with just an outline, working in a highly improvisational environment, sustaining notably long takes and more.
I’m not as politically savvy as I’d like to be, but isn’t that part of the reason folks running for office have campaigns? Yes, the ultimate goal is to get votes, but they’re educating the public on their policies in the process. Now the question is, what happens when scandal swoops in and steals that spotlight? That’s where folks like Chris Lehane and characters like Kerstin (Jamie Chung) and Dimitris (Richard Schiff) step in.
Sure it’s all about The Avengers right now, but come next year, Superman will be back in the spotlight. While discussing his Tribeca Film Festival release, Knife Fight, Man of Steel’s Dr. Emil Hamilton, Richard Schiff, took the time to talk about shooting at Edwards Air Force Base. While on location, Schiff was in impressive company. “The real Navy SEALs and a bunch of guys played the extras.”
How about a feature film involving a cop running frantically through a packed nightclub, music booming, and vicious fights and scuffles breaking out all over the place? Oh, and an in-motion car battle, too. Sounds like a blast right? Of course, but it also sounds like quite the challenge for director Frédéric Jardin. It’s been a little while since Jardin directed a feature film, but he’s certainly back in full force.
When you can a pitch that goes, “A kid from Glee wrote a script and I want you to read it,” director Brian Dannelly’s skepticism is certainly justifiable. After reading Chris Colfer’s Struck By Lighting, Dannelly was certain nobody would make this movie – nobody except for him. Even though Carson can be totally unlikeable and dies in the beginning of the film, Dannelly found it quite appealing that Struck By Lightning was far more about the experience rather than the goal.
David Darg and Bryn Mooser are busy guys. Not only are they active aide workers in Haiti, continuing in the effort to restore the country after the devastating 2010 earthquake, but with the help of executive producer Olivia Wilde, they’re busy spreading the word through short films, too. After premiering Sun City Picture House at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, Darg, Mooser and Wilde are back to give Baseball in the Time of Cholera the same honor.
The film stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as Addison and Liza, a brother sister duo who just robbed a casino. They get the cash and are seemingly in the clear until their getaway car crashes, killing the driver and leaving Addision and Liza without a way out. They opt to split up, Addison heading into the snow-laden woods and Liza hitting the road until an unsuspecting motorist, Jay (Charlie Hunnam), gives her a ride to the nearest hotel – and takes it upon himself to keep her company.
Tribeca also has a reputation for reaching out to the community at large, hosting an annual street fair and free outdoor screenings of classic films, and for The Avengers they're reaching out in an even bigger way, inviting local police, firefighters and first responders to attend the screening and meet the cast
Sexy Baby focuses on Nakita, a former porn star, and the effect she has on Laura, a plastic surgery patient, and Winnifred, a middle school student, amidst the rise of a new sexual landscape via the cyber age. The piece explores what it’s like to be a woman, girl, teenager, parent and more in a world overrun with sexting and hardcore porn available in an instant on the web.
New York City's biggest film festival is preparing to once again take over lower Manhattan this April, and this year they'll be doing it with the help of Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that the new comedy The Five-Year Engagement
It’s getting increasingly difficult to keep the found footage style fresh and Grave Encounters proves it. While the film does have a rather unique tone in terms of how it blends horror and comedy, ultimately, it’s a recycling of past shaky cam-style films.
Grave Encounters is far more than just another found footage film to the writing-directing duo, The Vicious Brothers; it’s their opportunity to push the sub-genre one step further. While some of the ghosts in the film were enhanced with CGI in post, much of what we see on screen was physically there.
World, watch out for Abigail Breslin. Thanks to nine years of work, we know she’s a talented actress, but Janie Jones really proves she’s on another level, not only because it reveals she’s an incredibly talented singer, but because she takes a subpar script, breathes some life into it and manages to make it somewhat enjoyable.
As nerve-racking as it was for Abigail Breslin to adapt to singing and playing the guitar in Janie Jones, one of the most jarring changes was that of the actor playing her dad. Alessandro Nivola stepped in just days before shooting began and only met Breslin the day before the camera rolled
Saint has two things working against it; it’s subtitled and foreign. No, there’s nothing wrong with requiring an audience to read some text or with a film coming from another country; the problem is the subtitles are often illegible and a number of the jokes