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‘Burning Cane’ Review: A Hypnotic Southern Fable That Burns Itself Into Your Memory [Tribeca]

Burning Cane is a movie that flows over you: It’s less a structured narrative than a series of arcane images, each more beguiling and haunting than the last. The film, which deservedly won the Founders Award for best narrative feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, is an incredible debut for a 19-year-old filmmaker just out of high school — Burning Cane feels like the product of decades lived, of tragedies untold. But Phillip Youmans, who made this film at the age of 17 with Benh Zeitlin of Beas...
Tags: Movies, Drama, America, Movie Reviews, Louisiana, Tribeca, Helen, Wendell Pierce, Daniel, Pierce, Tillman, Terrence Malickian, Benh Zeitlin, Featured Stories Sidebar, Youmans, Burning Cane

‘Goldie’ Review: Model Slick Woods Makes a Dynamite Debut in a Scrappy and Stylish New York Drama [Tribeca]

Goldie writer/director Sam de Jong comes from the world of music videos, and fittingly, the music video is both the driving narrative and visual inspiration of his debut feature film. But this is not some fairy-tale vision of New York: de Jong’s grainy, sun-kissed ode to the city of hustlers highlights the gritty, unforgiving world from which Slick Woods‘ titular Goldie is trying to break free. The result is a lively, kinetic film that dances between the natural and the fanciful, centered on a ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Rihanna, Movie Reviews, Woods, Tribeca, Jong, Goldie, De Jong, Featured Stories Sidebar, Slick Woods, Sam de Jong, Janet Edwina Findley Dickerson, Eli George Sample III, Jose Jose Fernandez Goldie

‘Georgetown’ Review: Christoph Waltz’s Directorial Debut is a Dull Affair [Tribeca]

With Georgetown, Christoph Waltz joins the steady stream of actors making their transition behind the camera to make their highly anticipated directorial debuts. And indeed, the two-time Oscar winner seems like the perfect candidate to make that leap: a character actor with a keen eye for a riveting script and larger-than-life characters. But unfortunately, despite the talent that he frontloads into his debut film and despite the sordid real-life story upon which it’s based, Georgetown is a sno...
Tags: Elsa, Movies, Drama, Washington, Features, Movie Reviews, United States, New York Times, Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave, True Story, Tribeca, Mott, Georgetown, Waltz, Redgrave

‘Charlie Says’ Review: The “Manson Girls” Get A Dim Spotlight [Tribeca]

In the 50 years since the Manson Family committed the brutal murders that shook the nation, the cult and its infamous leader Charles Manson has never really left the public consciousness. And this year, the number of movies attempting to decrypt the notorious Manson and his all-consuming influence has ramped up, with everything from shockingly offensive horror films to star-studded Quentin Tarantino dramas taking on the cult leader. But what about the women who were under Manson’s thrall? Charl...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Movie Reviews, Charles Manson, Manson Family, Quentin Tarantino, Smith, True Story, Matt Smith, Murray, Tribeca, Patricia, Susan, Charlie, Leslie, Leno

‘Plus One’ Review: An Irresistibly Charming Rom-Com That You’ll Want a Second Date With [Tribeca]

Thirty years ago, When Harry Met Sally posed the question: Can men and women really be friends? While it never quite provided an answer, it did prove one satisfying thing — friendship may be forever, but watching friends fall in love is timeless. Plus One, which follows two jaded college buddies Ben and Alice (Jack Quaid and Maya Erskine) who make a pact to be each other’s plus ones during a summer of endless weddings, pays appropriate homage to its lauded predecessor, but takes that delightful...
Tags: Chuck, Comedy, Movies, Romance, Features, Movie Reviews, Woody Allen, Hulu, Alice, Tribeca, Ben, Harry Met Sally, CHAN, Erskine, Ed Begley Jr, Quaid

‘Flawless’ directors: “We can’t take any more movies where the gay person dies at the end”

Why the Israeli filmmakers wanted to tell a story about a transgender teen, and the lengths we all go to for beauty.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Tribeca, Flawless, Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit

‘Buffaloed’ Review: Zoey Deutch is a Star in a Zippy Crime Dramedy [Tribeca]

Zoey Deutch is poised to be the next movie star. The actress showed signs of potential in the workplace rom-com Set It Up, but in Buffaloed, her natural breezy charisma is put on full blast. With director Tanya Wexler lending the crime dramedy a zippy, irreverent flair, Buffaloed becomes the vehicle for which Deutch can finally show off her chops. Deutch stars in Buffaloed as Peg Dahl, an ex-con who is looking for a steady gig after being released from jail, where she had landed for a scalpi...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Movie Reviews, Tribeca, Jai Courtney, Judy Greer, Zoey Deutch, Featured Stories Sidebar, Tanya Wexler, Buffaloed

‘Standing Up, Falling Down’ Review: Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz Are Standouts in Generic Homecoming Comedy [Tribeca]

The homecoming comedy is the bread and butter of the indie circuit, and as poignant and humanist as the genre can be, it can also get old fast. It falls then, on the shoulders of the stars to keep the film from stumbling; thankfully in Standing Up, Falling Down, Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal are more than up to the task. Schwartz stars as a failed stand-up comedian Scott, who returns to his hometown with his tail between his legs after striking out in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Moving ba...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Features, Movie Reviews, Ben Schwartz, Crystal, Tribeca, Schwartz, Scott, Marty, Billy Crystal, Becky, Gummer, Featured Stories Sidebar

“It’s the way we live now, the way we operate:”

Walker Hotel is expanding its ALICE partnership with its soon-to-open Tribeca location after celebrating a fruitful implementation at Walker Hotel Greenwich Village. Walker Hotel Tribeca is slated to open in Spring 2019 and will use ALICE to streamline staff communication, manage productivity, and execute service promptly on maintenance and guest requests. ALICE is the hospitality industry's leading operations technology, connecting every department of the hotel with one platform for all ...
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This Year’s Tribeca Showed How VR Experiences Are Getting Longer—and More Immersive

If this year's Tribeca Film Festival was any sign for the future of virtual and augmented reality, experiences are becoming far longer and more immersive. At this year's festival, which ran from April 25 through this past weekend, nearly two dozen experiences showed thousands of attendees that VR doesn't always have to be seated or...
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Water Cooler: John Wick, Tolkien, Legally Blonde, Escape Room, Detective Pikachu, A Simple Favor, Penn & Teller’s Masterclass, Deadwood, Restaurant Impossible & More

On the May 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : Ch...
Tags: London, Movies, Orson Welles, Gotham City, Batman, Disneyland, Tolkien, Chris, Penn, Tribeca, Peter, Ama, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Petersen Automotive Museum

‘I AM HUMAN’ Review: A Preview into the Possibilities of Neurotechnology [Tribeca]

The brain is an unfathomable organ packed with experience. Neuroscience, science with a focus in the nervous system, is reaching as far as it can to decipher ways to unlock potential–or restore senses–in its neuro-corners. It encompasses tricky studies and comprehending brain waves. Although cutting-edge, neurotechnology is expensive and time-consuming. But it will have a role to play in expanding treatment options for patients as well as the evolution of human abilities. Directed, produced, an...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Movies, Documentary, Movie Reviews, Bill, Stephen, Tribeca, Anne, Taryn Southern, Elena Gaby, I AM HUMAN, Taryn Southern Elena Gaby, Bill Stephen

Before There Was ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ There Was Wigstock

There may never have been “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” if it wasn’t for Wigstock. The one-day festival in New York’s East Village celebrating all things drag lasted for almost 20 years before ending in 2001. “Wig,” the new HBO documentary about Wigstock, premiered on Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. “With Tribeca comes great respect, strength […]
Tags: Hbo, New York, News, Festivals, Neil Patrick Harris, Tribeca, East Village, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Wigstock, Tribeca Film Festival 2019

‘Blow the Man Down’ Review: A Chilling Coen Brothers-Esque Crime Drama With a Feminist Twist [Tribeca]

Sex, drugs, and murder rock the sleepy New England seaside town in Blow the Man Down, a chillingly savage debut feature from co-directors and screenwriters Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy that makes a strong case for them to be the heirs to the Coen Brothers’ wintry crime drama throne. Plenty of talented filmmakers have tried to ape the Coens’ singular brand of brutal absurdity, but Cole and Krudy succeed in pulling off Fargo-esque shenanigans while adding their own feminist twist. Bl...
Tags: Movies, Drama, America, Movie Reviews, New England, Tribeca, Coen Brothers, Saylor, Lowe, Enid, Connolly, Mary Beth, Gail, Coens, Priscilla, Sophie Lowe

‘A Day in the Life of America’ Review: Jared Leto’s Patriotic Doc Tries to Reduce American Anxiety [Tribeca]

Actor Jared Leto‘s directorial debut, playing the Tribeca Film Festival, is spun from constructive intentions, but I had a hard time buying into its purported positivity. Leto posited that he hoped this documentary, A Day in the Life of America, would be seen as a time capsule years later. I suspect that decades later–hopefully when the nation is recovering from the long-term damage of the Trump administration–I would still see this film with stirring stories sullied by its overall skewered pos...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Documentary, America, Movie Reviews, United States, South Dakota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Jared-Leto, Puerto Rico, Trump, Tribeca, Charlottesville Virginia, Ku Klux

How Brand Partnerships Help the Tribeca Film Festival Entertain the Industry and the Public

The Tribeca Film Festival wouldn't happen without the involvement of brands. The event, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year, is almost entirely funded by brand partners and sponsors, like AT&T, Nespresso and Stella Artois. Ticket sales contribute to Tribeca's revenue, but are vastly outweighed by brand sponsorships. And through Tribeca Studios, the festival's branded...
Tags: General, Advertising, Stella Artois, Tribeca, Tribeca Studios, AT T Nespresso

‘Making Waves’ Review: Remember To Bow To Your Sound Masters, Film Students [Tribeca]

When I was going through film school, I grimaced when I was assigned the audio position. Whether I held the recorder or the boom mic, I remember feeling low. But soon, I learned that gathering sound was integral as I hovered the boom mic to an air vent or the whistling grass. I am proud to call myself “once an Audio Kid.” If you ever hovered a boom mic before, you’ll know sound–and silence–is crucial to every film. Sound can be as grand as fiery explosions, as casual as footsteps, as minuscule ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Movie Reviews, Vietnam, John Lasseter, Tribeca, Foley, Walter Murch, Gary Rydstrom, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, Midge Costin, Alyson Dee Moore, Gwendolyn Whittle Avatar Ai Ling Lee First Man, Lora Hirschberg, Ryan Coogler Sound

Robert De Niro slams Trump at Tribeca premiere of Beatles movie 'Yesterday'

Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro laid into President Donald Trump once again at the premiere of "Yesterday," which imagines a world without The Beatles.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Robert De Niro, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Tribeca, Tribeca Film Festival

Robert De Niro slams Trump at Tribeca premiere of Beatles-inspired movie 'Yesterday'

Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro laid into Trump once again at the premiere of "Yesterday," which imagines a world without The Beatles.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Luce’ Review: A Stirring Psychodrama About Race, Erasure, and Prejudice [Tribeca]

The title character in Luce (played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is functional and exceptional on the surface. He’s a star student, a valedictorian high schooler. He is the model of an inspirational American Dream story that many blind optimists love to eat up: a black teen who overcame his trauma as a child soldier in Eritrea and seized and earned every opportunity imaginable. His well-off adoptive Caucasian parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) look proudly upon him. The school is investing its hope...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Eritrea, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Wilson, Tribeca, Spencer, Watts, Harrison, Film Festivals, Astro, Luce, Julius Onah, Onah

‘Our Time Machine’ Review: An Amazing Documentary About Fathers, Sons, Memory, and Science Fiction Puppet Theater [Tribeca]

The beginning of Our Time Machine arrests on birth imagery, a sonogram of wiggling mass within a womb. Directed by Yang Sun and S. Leo Chiang, this documentary is an ode to the mortality of the mind of an artist and his relationship with his artist father. Set mostly in Shanghai, the documentary follows the Chinese artist Maleonn furnishing what could be his personal magnum opus in a science fiction puppet play. His motives go beyond fashioning thought-provoking entertainment. Maleonn...
Tags: Movies, China, Features, Movie Reviews, Shanghai, Time Machine, Tribeca, Murphy, Film Festivals, Featured Stories Sidebar, Our Time Machine, Yang Sun, Leo Chiang, Maleonn, Ma Ke, Shanghai Chinese Opera Theater

‘The Key,’ a VR story about dreams and refugees, wins Storyscapes prize at Tribeca

“The Key,” a surreal story with a real-world political message, has won the Storyscapes award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival That’s the festival’s juried award for immersive art. It comes with a $10,000 cash prize, which the creators say will be donated to the Friends of Refugees organizations. I had a chance to experience “The Key” for myself last week, and it’s a unique story, starting with an exploration of the nameless narrator’s dreams, before connecting to an explicit message about t...
Tags: Tech, United States, Virtual Reality, Tribeca, Alia Shawkat, Tribeca Film Festival, Lucid Dreams Productions, Gloria Bradbury, Celine Tricart

19-year-old director wins top award at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film, “Burning Cane.” Now, his movie has won the top award at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. “Burning Cane” won three awards at Tribeca on Thursday, including best U.S. narrative feature. The film also took […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Tribeca, Tribeca Film Festival, Phillip Youmans, Tribeca Film Festival Burning Cane

‘Driveways’ Review: Hong Chau Leads a Sentimental and Lovely Coming-of-Age Drama [Tribeca]

Tribeca Review: Driveways is a Sentimental Coming-of-age about a Boyhood One of the few intense moments of Driveway is when pranksters’ firecrackers disturb the sleep of a mother and son. It startles the nine-year-old shy protagonist Cody (Lucas Jaye). Yet the sparks themselves become a sight of wonder. An idyllic coming-of-age story, the movie encapsulates the workings of a child’s head when they’re wondering how to feel about a moment. Cody has joined his single mother (Hong Chau) in...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Tribeca, Cody, Chau, DEL, Ahn, Christine Ebersole, Brian Dennehy, Hong Chau, Jaye, Tribeca Review, Featured Stories Sidebar, Driveways

‘CRSHD’ Review: The Millennials Are All Right in a Charming Collegiate Rom-Com [Tribeca]

Emojis and Tinder are the order of the day in CRSHD, an ode to millennial romance that juggles silliness and sincerity, though it occasionally drops the ball. Written and directed by Emily Cohn, the romantic-comedy follows a familiar formula: a group of close girlfriends vow to find love, especially for the ditzy protagonist who wants to lose her virginity before summer break, and find themselves getting into a series of hijinks over the course of one wild, booze-filled night. But first-time fe...
Tags: Facebook, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Teen, Movie Reviews, Tribeca, Scott, Cohn, Fiona, Izzy, Barbier, Anuka, Featured Stories Sidebar, Emily Cohn

‘Come to Daddy’ Review: Elijah Wood is Pitch-Perfect in This Twisted Blend of Comedy and Horror [Tribeca]

Come to Daddy is staged in a wicked universe, twisting and turning like a Coen Brothers film. The movie opens with an epigraph from Shakespeare about fathers: “The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children.” As usual with movie epigraphs, it’s a sober quote of a high-brow variety. Then the screen pops in a Beyoncé quote: “There is no one like my Daddy.” I chuckled. I knew the viewing experience was going to be equal parts nasty and goofy. Our hero’s name is Norval, played with ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Movie Reviews, Elton John, Shakespeare, Elijah Wood, Wood, Tarantino, Tribeca, Coen Brothers, Film Festivals, Featured Stories Sidebar, Norval, Ant Timpson

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Sublime’

Unless you were of the right age and geographic orientation, Sublime might be an easy band to overlook. A number of their songs haven’t aged particularly well; from a distance they might blend in with the glut of bleached-blond ska-punks who followed in their wake; and their longevity was limited by the untimely passing of […]
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‘The Wrong Man’ Review: Ross Golan’s Music is Set to Animation in a Promising Cinematic Experiment [Tribeca]

Tribeca Review: The Wrong Man Animated Film Wavers in Its Vision Against Ross Golan’s Exalted Soundtrack I came into The Wrong Man blind to the context, as this was my intro to the voice and sound of multi-platinum musician Ross Golan and the vision of co-director and animator John Hwang. Running 65 minutes, The Wrong Man is an  experimental animated film with a unique display of visual ideas set to a stellar soundtrack. The Wrong Man opens with Golan, in grainy rotoscope, singing a...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Animation, Tribeca, Reno Nevada, Duran, Film Festivals, Mariana, Golan, Hwang, Beyoncé Rihanna, Featured Stories Sidebar, Ross Golan, The Wrong Man, John Hwang Running