Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Double-Feature “Loitering with Intent” and “NOW: In the Wings..."

tribeca2014bannerThe tagline for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival suggests that film festivals are the original binge-watching experience. In that spirit, enjoy these suggestions for the perfect double-features at the Tribeca Film Festival, complete with suggested accompanying snacks. This time, it's Loitering with Intent and NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage.

May
07
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Ne Me Quitte Pas

NeMeQuittePas_750x198Ne Me Quitte Pas is an odd documentary, a film where the synopsis sounds like an indie festival joke. A Dutch film about two Belgian men, bound together by a suicide pact and a love for drinking, as they shuffle along together through life and a shared midlife crisis. Marcel, the younger of the two, has lost all sense of purpose since his wife left him for another man. He sees his kids on the weekends, and he spends his week not doing a whole lot of anything. Bob, a grizzled so-called cowboy, spends his days soaking his liver in rum and his nights looking after Marcel as he behaves similarly. The film moves from one scene to the next with the feeling that very little is happening and yet time is rapidly slipping away from both Marcel and Bob. Soon, hope might be gone for them as well. Suicide, alcoholism, loss of hope. Yup, sounds like the set-up for a film festival joke.

May
07
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Double-Feature “Honeymoon” and “The One I Love”

tribeca2014bannerThe tagline for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival suggests that film festivals are the original binge-watching experience. In that spirit, enjoy these suggestions for the perfect double-features at the Tribeca Film Festival, complete with suggested accompanying snacks. This time, it's Honeymoon and The One I Love

May
07
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Lucky Them

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Ellie (Toni Collette), a journalist for music magazine Stax, has just been informed by her editor Giles (Oliver Platt) that she has one last chance to save her job. All she has to do is write a story about her rocker ex-boyfriend Matthew Smith who mysteriously disappeared years ago and is believed dead. Before his disappearance, he was a beloved music icon like Kurt Cobain, and since his apparent death, he has become a legend, influencing a whole generation of musicians. With the help of her ex-boyfriend Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), an aspiring documentary filmmaker, Ellie sets out to find out if Matthew is still alive and if he is, where he has been hiding all these years. Her attempts to find closure, however, are complicated by her feelings for Lucas (Ryan Eggold), an up-and-coming singer-songwriter.

May
05
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: The Canal

large_Canal_web_1(Warning: This review contains spoilers regarding the plot of The Canal as well as descriptions of disturbing violence and sexual imagery.)

David (Rupert Evans) is a film archivist with the National Archive, living happily with his wife Alice (Hannah Hoekstra) and his son Billy (Calum Heath), or so he believes. When reviewing film of a crime scene, David realizes that a brutal murder happened in his family’s home, and shortly after, Alice’s body is found in a nearby canal. In the days and weeks following her death, David starts to question his own senses and suspects that Alice was killed by a ghost or other-worldly creature, and he worries that the ghost will return to claim his son Billy as well. Is David’s home and family haunted by the ghosts of an ancient murder, or is David losing his mind because he really killed Alice?

May
05
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Double-Feature “Point and Shoot” and “Garnet’s Gold”

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The tagline for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival suggests that film festivals are the original binge-watching experience. In that spirit, enjoy these suggestions for the perfect double-features at the Tribeca Film Festival, complete with suggested accompanying snacks. This time, it's Point and Shoot and Garnet's Gold.

May
05
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Double-Feature "Just Before I Go" and "Goodbye to All That"

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Ensemble casts can either be an asset or a hindrance. Dramas tend to make better use of the bountiful cast, utilizing actors for one or two killer scenes; but comedies tend to fail in that regard, never knowing when to let a character fade to the background or disappear altogether. Two buzzy Tribeca Film Festival comedies exemplify this misuse—or, really, overuse—of the ensemble cast. Both Just Before I Go and Goodbye to All That don’t know when to cut out the extraneous characters and focus on the main ones.

May
04
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Double-Feature “An Honest Liar” and “Art and Craft”

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The tagline for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival suggests that film festivals are the original binge-watching experience. In that spirit, enjoy these suggestions for the perfect double-features at the Tribeca Film Festival, complete with suggested accompanying snacks.

May
04
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Handle With Care

Handle With Care is one of the nine short film programs in the Tribeca Film Festival this year. The theme of the program was characters caught in delicate situations, and subjects ranged from dating technology to working at a suicide hotline. Read on for a rundown of each individual film included in Handle With Care.

May
04
2014
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Alex of Venice

alexofveniceChris Messina, best known for his acting (The Mindy Project, Newsroom, Argo) puts on his director’s hat for Alex of Venice. The film is a coming of age story of sorts, just for a woman who is almost 30. Titular Alex (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) finds her life in flux when her husband of 11 years, George (Messina), leaves her. Suddenly, disconnected Alex must deal with her complicated family life while working an important, time-consuming legal battle for the environment.

May
01
2014
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