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

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

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Elian" depicts the international custody battle over 5-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, which made for a showdown between the United States and Cuba.

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Tribeca 2017: Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate Can’t Save ‘Aardvark’

Tribeca 2017: Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate Can’t Save ‘Aardvark’

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

In "Aardvark," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, an all star cast of Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto can't salvage a terrible movie about mental health.

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

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

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, "A Thousand Junkies" draws from the lives of those involved with the film to tell an honest and at times comedic story about addiction.

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

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

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Despite being based off the all too relevant best seller by Dave Eggers and having a cast of Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega, "The Circle," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is too lifeless to tell a moving story.

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Tribeca 2017: An Anniversary You Can’t Refuse

Tribeca 2017: An Anniversary You Can’t Refuse

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

At a special anniversary screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II" were screened back to back, followed by a conversation with the cast and crew, including Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro.

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Tribeca 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

Tribeca 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

Matthew Holman, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Psychopaths" tells a horror story steeped in the genre's history, yet ultimately fails thanks to an utter lack of subtlety.

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Tribeca 2017: Dustin Hoffman and Noah Baumbach Tease and Talk Filmmaking

Tribeca 2017: Dustin Hoffman and Noah Baumbach Tease and Talk Filmmaking

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

During the Tribeca Film Festival, acclaimed actor Dustin Hoffman interviewed indie auteur Noah Baumbach, where the two shared career stories and talked all things filmmaking.

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Tribeca 2017: ‘Devil’s Gate’ Opens Ideas with No Answers

Tribeca 2017: ‘Devil’s Gate’ Opens Ideas with No Answers

Matthew Holman, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

"Devil's Gate," playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, is so overpacked that it can't make for a lucid sci-fi thriller.

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Tribeca 2017: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and America Ferrera Talk Women in Film and TV

Tribeca 2017: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and America Ferrera Talk Women in Film and TV

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

The six-season run of “Girls” ended April 16. The series was extremely important for the entertainment industry, giving voices to women that are rarely shown on the big or small screens. At the Tribeca Film Festival, the show’s creator, writer and star Lena Dunham and the showrunner Jenni Konner...

Tribeca 2017: 22-Year-Old Writer, Actor and Director Quinn Shephard Talks ‘Blame’

Tribeca 2017: 22-Year-Old Writer, Actor and Director Quinn Shephard Talks ‘Blame’

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES, Tribeca Film Fest

The budding 22-year-old filmmaker Quinn Shephard made her directorial debut at 15, and this year at Tribeca Film Festival, she's taken a shot at writing, directing and starring in "Blame," a new take on the Arthur Miller classic "The Crucible."

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Tribeca 2017: ‘Flower’ Nips at Poignant Buds

Tribeca 2017: ‘Flower’ Nips at Poignant Buds

Matthew Holman, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

“Flower” examines the mental trials and tribulations of both free-spirited and closed individuals, and most of the time it manages to pull it off. It is a complex film of underage sex and family relationships, but somehow manages to be both candid and serious.

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Tribeca 2017: Devils, Demons and Estonian Hijinks in ‘November’

Tribeca 2017: Devils, Demons and Estonian Hijinks in ‘November’

Hailey Nuthals, Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

"November" is a chilly and gleefully spiteful dance of 19th-century Estonian villagers, their ruling German barons and helpful demons possessing makeshift bodies of farm tools and discarded bones.

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