Love & Friendship (2016)

With a premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Love & Friendship is a charming adaptation (from… [more]

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Tribeca ’16 Recap: Narratives

Now let's take a look at a few features that caught my attention during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Adult… [more]

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Narratives Tribeca ’16 Recap: Narratives

TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

The Carousel is a short film essentially centered on one episode of one of my favorite television series,… [more]

TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Let’s Start with Docs

This year, I think I accomplished my mission of balancing out the features I screened between documentaries… [more]

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Let’s Start with Docs Tribeca '16 Recap: Let's Start with Docs

TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

The Carousel is a short film essentially centered on one episode of one of my favorite television series,… [more]

TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

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Love & Friendship (2016)

With a premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Love & Friendship is a charming adaptation (from writer/director/producer Whit Stillman) of a young Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, believed to have been written in the mid-1790s, revised and prepared to a fair copy in 1805 and finally … [Read More...]

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) Summary Thoughts

So yeah, Captain America: Civil War (CA:CW) has been out for well over a week and double yeah, I did see it opening weekend. Just thought I would take a moment to share with you some of my collected thoughts from my screening a couple of Friday nights ago. ILC's Overall Take? I really liked … [Read More...]

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TCM Film Fest 2016: A Sublime Experience

My TCM Film Festival experience is best summed up in one word - sublime. In the three years I have attended the festival, I can say that without question this was the most enjoyable experience cinematically. In total, I saw about ten (10) films -- all enjoyable in their own way, but without … [Read More...]

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TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

The Carousel is a short film essentially centered on one episode of one of my favorite television series, The Twilight Zone. In TTZ creator Rod Serling's hometown of Binghamton, New York there stands a carousel, a carousel which inspired one of Serling's most personal episodes, "Walking Distance," … [Read More...]

Neslan Ellis as Mack Burns, Armani Jackson as Clark Burns, and Melanie Lynskey as Gina McNulty-Burns in LITTLE BOXES.
Photo by: Mark Doyle

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Narratives

Now let's take a look at a few features that caught my attention during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Adult Life Skills A poignant tragicomedy starring Jodie Whittaker as Anna, a 29-year-old who is rapidly approaching 30 (much to her chagrin). Added to the complications of her life is … [Read More...]

Awkwafina (Nora Lum)'s fans surround her before her show in Washington, D.C. Cinematographer: Salima Koroma

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Let’s Start with Docs

This year, I think I accomplished my mission of balancing out the features I screened between documentaries and narrative. I even managed to squeeze in a short film as the Festival was winding down. In the coming days, I will focus on the films that I felt were of note; much like I did my briefs in … [Read More...]

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Checking in with …. the 2016 TCM Film Festival

Sure, there is a full day and a half of programming to look forward to, but I had a little bit of downtime and I thought it was as good a time as any to check in and let you know I have been having an AWESOME time out here in Hollywood at the 7th Annual TCM Film Festival. This year I really made … [Read More...]

Cortlandt Hull’s finished piece of Rod Serling and other works inspired by The Twilight Zone. Photo by Jonathan Napolitano

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Short Film Programs)

I round out my prep for Tribeca 2016 with a look at some of the Shorts Programs playing. For the duration of a feature film you can see a few pieces, threaded together by a common theme. Here are a few programming blocks and a feature (or two) I think are of interest (N=Narrative … [Read More...]

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Tribeca 2016 (Special Programs)

An often overlooked aspect of many a film festival is the opportunity to experience things are adjacent to film that exclusive of simply going to the theater, watching a film and walking out to ponder what you just saw. The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has LOTS to offer in this … [Read More...]

Blake & Young Blake in LoveTrue. Photographer: Alma Har'el

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Documentary)

Over the years and thanks to film festivals like Tribeca, my appreciation for the documentary format has increased ten -fold. Does that mean I like every documentary I have seen? Of course not. But there remains for me something fascinating about "telling" real like stories on the big screen. So … [Read More...]

Jodie Whittaker as Anna in the film ADULT LIFE SKILLS.
Photographer: Jo Irvine

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Narrative)

Sorry in advance for the impending spam, but I am going to do what I should have been doing for the past several days. But work and screening a few of the films that are going to be mentioned here and in subsequent preview posts resulted in my falling a little behind. Technically a "preview" … [Read More...]