Rounding: Tribeca Film Festival Film Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 9o Minutes Director: Alex Thompson Writer: Alex Thompson, Christopher Thompson Stars: Namir Smallwood, Sidney Flanigan, Rebecca Spence, Michael Potts By Tom Moore After his 2019 breakout debut “Saint Frances”, writer/director Alex Thompson returns with “Rounding”, a haunting psychological thriller with personal demons. The film follows James (Namir Smallwood), a medical resident looking for a fresh start when he transfers to a new … Continue reading Rounding: Tribeca Film Festival Film Review

Fashion Reimagined: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 92 minutes Director: Becky Hutner By Joan Amenn To be a fashion designer is a lofty enough goal, but to be an environmentally aware designer creating sustainable couture is truly a nearly impossible dream, as “Fashion Reimagined” (2022) shows. Amy Powney, creative director of fashion label “Mother of Pearl” ( https://motherofpearl.co.uk/), has more heart, dedication and vision than many so called “activists” … Continue reading Fashion Reimagined: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Butterfly in the Sky: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 87 minutes Directors: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb By Joan Amenn In this troubled world, we should welcome the comfort of nostalgia when we get the chance. Last year, “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street” (2021) was a highlight of film festival season (my review here: https://intheirownleague.com/2021/04/13/siff-2021-review-street-gang-how-we-got-to-sesame-street/) and this year we are treated to “Butterfly in the Sky” (2022). The Story … Continue reading Butterfly in the Sky: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Nicholas Brothers: Stormy Weather: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 2022 Director: Michael Shevloff Writer: Heather Ross By Joan Amenn Caution: This film may cause an unexpected urge to dance. “Nicholas Brothers: Stormy Weather” (2022) is twenty minutes of pure kinetic joy. While it could be seen as promotional material for the very popular, very talented hip hop duo known as Les Twins, it humbly acknowledges that they stand on the shoulders … Continue reading Nicholas Brothers: Stormy Weather: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Kaepernick & America: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 81 minutes Directors: Ross Hockrow, Tommy Walker By Joan Amenn Unless you have possibly developed selective amnesia as a way to cope with the events of the last decade, (which would be totally understandable), you will remember that in 2016 NFL star Colin Kaepernick knelt during the playing of the National Anthem as a protest against police brutality and racism. “Kaepernick & … Continue reading Kaepernick & America: Tribeca Film Festival Review

TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “7 DAYS”

Year: 2021 Runtime: 86 minutes Director: Roshan Sethi Writers: Roshan Sethi, Karan Soni Stars: Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan By Peggy Marie Adding into the mix of films featuring romance during Covid, Tribeca gives us what one is to presume, a fun comedic look at dating, but not regular dating, dating from the point of view of more the traditional arranged marriage ways with “7 Days”(2021). At the start of the film, … Continue reading TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “7 DAYS”

TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “CLEAN”

Year: 2021 Runtime: 94 minutes Director: Paul Solet Writer: Adrien Brody, Paul Solet Stars: Adrien Brody, RZA, Chandler DuPont, Glenn Fleshler, Richie Merritt By Peggy Marie “Clean”(2021) from director Paul Solet, is the Tribeca Film Festival offering in the crime-action genre. It also gives us Adrien Brody as writer/lead and impressive as that is, I can’t say I’m rolling out the ‘Welcome’ mat to Brody as an action star from this one. … Continue reading TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “CLEAN”