April 30, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Check out my reviews from Tribeca Film Festival 2017:

Blame: "As a director, (Quinn Shephard) crafted a film that’s moody, raw, enthralling, and haunting."

Hounds of Love:  "a terrifying edge-of-your-seat thriller spiked with sexual violence, animal abuse, and torture. But what sets it apart from the midnight fare it faces off against in festivals like SXSW and the Tribeca Film Festival is that it has a barbed psychological thread throughout that pulls from such ripped-from-the-headlines horror a radiant string of hope and love."

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story: "Bombshell becomes not just a stupendous tribute to Lamarr, but also a tribute to every brilliant woman ignored."

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide: "emerges to become more than a comedy show, though it is a uniquely hilarious one. It becomes more than a confession, though it is a rousingly cathartic one. Above these, this special becomes a rallying cry."

Get Me Roger Stone: "I’ve just walked out of a morning screening of Netflix’s new documentary Get Me Roger Stone, and I count myself lucky I skipped breakfast, because if I hadn’t I’d have vomited."

Sweet Virginia: "Director Jaime M. Dagg brews an atmosphere of restrained loves and swelling hurt that carries his slow-burn neo-Western with mesmerizing mood and dizzying emotion."

Manifesto: "So smug and ponderous that even the allure of 13 performances by Cate Blanchett couldn’t spur me from a stupor of annoyance and boredom."

Aardvark: "The script falls flat and lets down an emerging actress who deserves better."

The Circle: "a movie that is emotionally dead, intellectually vapid, and otherwise just dull. It doesn’t even have the decency to be so bad that its failing is amusing."

Dog Years: "Dog Years is a movie that strives for elegiac depth, but achieves only snoozy shallowness."

The Dinner: "Coogan is utterly exhausting as he grumbles one tirade after another about human nature, the value of history, and the importance of family loyalty."

Thumper: "A strong and engaging drama from a promising director who dares to urge empathy for figures traditionally dehumanized. And the performances are stirring."

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