Tribeca 2015 Review: MAGGIE, An Elegant Zombie Melodrama

Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of the Tribeca Film Festival, in his introduction to the world premiere of Maggie, the first feature by Henry Hobson - starring some guy you may have heard of named Arnold Schwarzenegger - called the... More »
  

Tribeca 2015 Exclusive: BETTER TO LIVE Trailer, College Kids Sing And Dance To Save Lives

I've never been the type to sing and dance, but the first trailer for Better to Live makes me wish that I could -- and for a good cause. Set to debut shortly at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2015 Exclusive Featurette: THE SHAMAN, A Spiritual Warrior Seeks To Convert Souls

After 73 years of continuous war, the world has changed. The Shaman, set to debut at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, picks up from there, and in an exclusive featurette, director Marco Kalantari explains how he and his team arrived... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2015 Exclusive Clip: THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, At The Intersection Of Guns And Abortion

'So we need Jesus, the gospel, and a sidearm, right?" In an exclusive clip from The Armor of Light, which will soon debut in the Spotlight section at the Tribeca Film Festival, that question is raised in a very calm... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

STUNG: Giant Mutant Wasps Wreak Havoc In The International Trailer!

Audiences at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival best be watching the skies and keeping an ear open for any suspicious buzzing sounds because that's where Benni Diez's mutant wasp creature feature Stung will be making its debut and we've got... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

WEDNESDAY 04:45: Take a Look At The First Teaser For Tribeca Selected Thriller

It was all the way back in 2008 that we first fell in love with the work of Greek director Alexis Alexiou here at Twitch. The occasion was his debut feature Tale 52 and we expected great things to come.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MPI Wants Some Vampire Heat In SUMMER OF BLOOD

Onur Tukel's hipster vampire comedy Summer of Blood has been nabbed by MPI. The film debuted at Tribeca last month. MPI plans to release the film in cinemas and on VOD/DVD in the Fall. Tukel also stars in the indie as... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: MISCONCEPTION Challenges What You Think You Know About Overpopulation

Jessica Yu has created some of the finest and most formally innovative documentaries of the past decade, such as In the Realms of the Unreal (2004) and Protagonist (2007). Her latest film Misconception, which recently had its world premiere at... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: ICE POISON, A Mesmerizing, Stark Depiction of Drugs and Poverty in Burma

Grinding poverty and severely restricted life and economic choices push two impoverished denizens of Myanmar into drug dealing, and using, with predictably dire consequences in Midi Z's strong, stylistically assured third feature Ice Poison. As in his previous features Return... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: TIME IS ILLMATIC, An Illuminating Look Back at the Creation of a Hip-Hop Classic

This year's Tribeca Film Festival got off to a rousing start with the screening (and accompanying concert by its subject) of Time is Illmatic, a documentary by multimedia artist One9 about the making of Nas' immensely influential 1994 debut album... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: Slinging Potatoes And Pills BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY

People have been trying to escape small towns since the existence of small towns. In fact, you could argue that The Garden of Eden, as perfect as it was, was the first small town, and Adam and Eve subconsciously wanted... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: DER SAMURAI Giveth (Head) and It Taketh (Head) Away

Der Samurai is the type of film I live for: well made and weird. I count myself lucky if I come across a film like this once every festival or so (unless that festival happens to be Fantastic Fest, in... More »
  

Check Out A Clip From Christopher Denham's PRESERVATION

Fresh from the world premiere of Christopher Denham's Preservation at Tribeca a new clip from the survival horror picture has arrived online. Here's how the festival describes the film:Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director's chair with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Vampire Lothario In Bushwick! Check The Poster And Trailer For Quirky Tribeca Selected Horror Comedy SUMMER OF BLOOD

Something very odd is headed to Tribeca with Onur Tukel's Summer Of Blood. Imagine, if you will, Woody Allen as a child of the mumblecore movement making a vampire film. You are now in the correct neighborhood, at least, for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: Ivan Kavanagh Dumps All of His Fears into THE CANAL

Take one part Lynchian weirdness, one part Polanski paranoia, toss in a hefty dose of J-Horror, mix 'em and cook 'em in a pot like gumbo, as the noted American poet Ice Cube once said, add just a smidgen of... More »
  

Tribeca 2014: Watch The Pulse Pounding Trailer For Midnighter THE CANAL

As we ramp up for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC this April 16 - 27, more and more material on the films that will be playing the fest come pouring in. Today we've discovered that the festival page... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Tribeca 2013 Review: Does MR. JONES Take Found Footage Horror To A New Dimension?

"Scott is a filmmaker in need of inspiration..." in a film whose very genre is in need of inspiration: found footage horror. The TFF festival guide bills Mr. Jones' writer/director, Karl Mueller, as someone who has "taken the found footage... More »
  

Tribeca 2013 Review: RAZE, A Bloody and Brutal Female-Centered Action Spectacle Headlined by Stuntwoman Turned Thespian Zoe Bell

If you're the type of person who ever thought, "Man, I wish there was a movie filled with attractive women beating the shit out of each other," well, Raze has come along to answer your prayers. A brutal, relentless machine... More »
  

Interview: Director Jason Mann On His Deliciously Dark DELICACY

If there is a lesson to be derived from Jason Mann's whimsically morbid short film Delicacy it is to expect the unexpected... and to relish it.Premiering last fall at the Telluride Film Festival, I saw Jason's film during this year's... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Tribeca 2013 Review: FLEX IS KINGS Liberates And Enchants

Those addicted to documentaries will immediately recall David LaChappelle's 2005 film Rize once they've read the plot summary of Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols' fascinating Flex is Kings. The two films are certainly not dissimilar, but in the end,... More »
By John Jarzemsky   
  
 
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