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Tribeca 2016: CALIFÓRNIA Review

Califórnia begins with the lead character, Estela (Clara Gallo), discovering she has had her first period. For many girls this is the first step into womanhood and a fitting start to this Brazilian coming-of-age story about a girl growing up in São Paulo in the eighties.

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Tribeca 2016: MAGNUS Review

Not a chess player myself, I was not sure whether I would like, much less understand, Magnus, a documentary about a chess prodigy who became the youngest grandmaster in the world at age 13; drew a tie with the world’s best chess player and 15-year reigning champ, Garry Kasparopv, also at age 13; and who became the world chess champion at the tender age of 22.

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Tribeca 2016: HERE ALONE Review

Rod Blackhurt’s feature debut Here Alone starts off interestingly enough, with a lone woman covered head to toe in mud, attempting to forage for food in the forest and peeing into a giant white bucket.

We then cut to a couple, one of whom is the woman from the earlier scene, packing their belongings and leaving a hotel room hurriedly whilst gun shots ring out in the background. The stage has been set for an unknown future where something terrible has happened. What it is and what lies in store for these individuals remains to be seen, although we can all surmise it’s not going to be pretty.

Tribeca 2016: THE BANKSY JOB Trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming documentary The Banksy Job has been released in conjunction with its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Ian Roderick Gray and Dylan Harvey, the film follows the life of AK47, an ex-porn star turned

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Tribeca 2016: HOLIDAYS Review

After the last V/H/S film and the second entry into the ABCs of Death series proved to be a disappointment, my fondness for horror anthologies was beginning to heavily wane. Then Tales of Halloween came out, and while it was decent, it wasn’t enough to get me excited for the next set of bite-sized horror tales.

Cannes 2016: Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON Trailer

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming horror film The Neon Demon, which revolves around a beautiful aspiring model whose youth an vitality are devoured by a group of jealous peers. The film stars Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves,

Tribeca 2016: Christian Tafdrup’s PARENTS Trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming Danish drama Parents has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Christian Tafdrup, the film revolves around a couple who are at a crossroads in life after their son moves

Tribeca 2016: Alma Har’el’s LOVETRUE Trailer and Poster

Ever since I first saw the incredibly compelling and visually striking documentary Bombay Beach back in 2011, I’ve been wondering when director Alma Har’el would be releasing something new. Now, her next film, Lovetrue, is set to screen in competition at this

Tribeca 2016: MOTHER (EMA) Trailer

As this year’s New York’s Tribeca Film Festival nears, the time has come to start finalizing my schedule and one that is definitely on the list is Kadri Kõusaar‘s Estonian film Mother. The trailer for the film has been released, which is billed as a