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Tribeca Film Festival Picks: James Franco's 'Palo Alto' And 'Electric Slide'

April 24th, 2014 11:05am EDT
Tribeca Film Festival Picks: James Franco's 'Palo Alto' And 'Ele
Tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival sees the long-awaited premiere of James Franco's Palo Alto, as well as Electric Slide, an L.A. send up about a real life bank robber who did it with style. You can check out my Starpulse reviews below:

Palo Alto - 6pm, SVA Theatre

The answer to James Franco’s recent internet hoax that went viral is finally upon us, and that answer is tonight’s premiere of Palo Alto, a film based on a book by Franco of the same name. Suburban, middle-class California teenagers coming of age . . . you know what you’re getting: some pretty faces, a lot of drinking, ill-a...
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Tribeca Notes: Best Quotes And Moments From Tyson & Holyfield 'Champs' Premiere

April 21st, 2014 10:50am EDT
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
Here are some of my quick-hit notes and thoughts on the Tribeca Film Festival’s first weekend:

• Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were on hand for the premiere of Champs, a documentary their lives (and that of Bernard Hopkins) as heavyweight championship boxers. After the screening, Tyson and Holyfield were part of a panel discussing the film, and gave personal insight into their experiences. Here are some quotes:

Holyfield (on being swindled by money handlers): “I wouldn’t say that I was ever duped; you’re not being duped if people aren’t lying to you. … Growing up, I always trusted peop...
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Tribeca Film Festival Weekend Picks

April 19th, 2014 9:21am EDT
Tribeca Film Festival Weekend Picks
Looking for good movies this weekend in New York? Count on a few gems playing at the Tribeca Film Festival that play like big screeners:

SATURDAY

ART AND CRAFT - 7pm, Clearview Cinemas Chelsea

What happens when one of the world’s greatest art forgers gets caught donating masterpiece copies to the some of the world’s most prestigious museums? Well, as a former agent for the FBI puts it: Nothing. “He gave away all of these works away for free,” the former agent says with surrender, “so as long as he didn’t profit, he didn’t commit any crime. It’s not fraud.” So goes the paradox behind th...
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Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic' Highlights Tribeca Friday

April 18th, 2014 10:18am EDT
Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic' Highlights Tribeca Friday
With the first weekend getting underway at the Tribeca Film Festival, organizers are expecting some of the biggest rush lines they’ve ever had. If you’re stuck without a ticket, I’m here to help you navigate through the limitless options you have and stick to the best films (Later today, I’ll be updating this column with a new post featuring best bets for Saturday and Sunday).

TIME IS ILLMATIC - 6:00pm, AMC Loews Village 7

Twenty years ago last week saw the birth of Illmatic, one of the most influential hip-hop albums in music history. Before we go any further, if you’re not familiar with...
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Tribeca Film Festival: Top Picks For Day 1

April 17th, 2014 10:45am EDT
Tribeca Film Festival: Top Picks For Day 1
If you’re in New York right now, the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off today to the public with slew of what might be the strongest slate of films to ever screen at the two-week event. And that’s a great thing, but as each year passes, the films are selling out faster than ever before. Gone are the days when waiting to coup tickets after the first week based on word-of-mouth recommendations. If you’re looking to queue up for rush tickets I’m here to help. During the duration of the festival, I’ll be giving you my top picks for the day, and today is a place to start, as it contains one of my d...
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Tribeca Film Festival: Heineken Wrap Party

April 28th, 2013 11:21am EDT
Tribeca Film Festival Heineken Wrap Party
Last night, the Tribeca Film Festival held its annual invitational wrap party hosted by Heineken. This has been dubbed the best party of the festival this side of Vanity Fair. I had fun floating through the crowds and capturing some great moments. Big thanks to Tammie Rosen for the official invite. Check out the photos from the event! 
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Tribeca Film Festival: 'Mistaken For Strangers' - Review

April 27th, 2013 12:52pm EDT
Mistaken for Strangers
If you’re a fan indie rock or the live music scene at large, you will like this film. If you’re a fan of Radiohead’s Meeting People is Easy, you will like this film. If you are a fan of The National, you will really like this film. And if you find the Zach Galifianakis brand of humor funny, not only will you love this film, but you should mark it down as a must see.

Granted, Galifianakis is nowhere to be found in this 80 minute rockumentary, but his doppelganger is surely manifested in the form of one Tom Berninger, whose much-older brother Matt happens to be the lead singer of the band. T...
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Tribeca April 26: Catch 'Trials Of Mohammed Ali,' 'Gore Vidal,' & 'Raze'

April 26th, 2013 11:23am EDT
Trials of Mohammed Ali
The Tribeca Film Festival starts its final weekend with a full slate of screening for your movie going pleasure. Today is the best day to hit up that film you’ve been eyeballing in the programs—after today the rush queues get SUPER long. Here are some of the more talked about selections that will be playing today.

Note: all three films will be showing today at Clearview Cinemas in Chelsea. For rush tickets, it's best to arrive at the venue one hour prior to show time.

Trials of Mohammed Ali

Directed by Bill Siegel and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Leon Gast, The Trials of Mu...
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Tribeca Film Festival: 3 Films To Catch On April 25

April 25th, 2013 11:46am EDT
Harmony Lessons
The Tribeca Film Festival marches on today (Thursday) with a full slate of films that will be screening at several locations downtown in New York. If you're one of the lucky people who aren't tied down to an office desk today, you may want to try your hand at one of the many matinee shows (since everyone will be at work, your chances of getting rush tickets are much, much better). With that, note that two of the three films screening today are matinees!

Note: all three films will be showing today at Clearview Cinemas in Chelsea. For rush tickets, it's best to arrive at the venue one hour p...
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3 Must See Films At Tribeca: 'Teenage,' 'Trust Me,' & 'Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic'

April 24th, 2013 1:57pm EDT
Teenage
If you live in New York, today marks the day when the Tribeca Film Festival gets serious. All of the films have played once, word of mouth becomes supreme currency and the rush lines start queuing earlier than ever before. Tickets to the festival are in extremely limited supply and—granted—aren’t cheap. So you want to check out one of the better films showing but aren’t quite sure what to see? I’m here to help! Below are three films screening tonight worth seeing:

Note: If you don’t have tickets, you can still rush; your best bet is to show up to the venue playing your film of choice 1 hou...
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