Tribeca Film Festival: Song of the Back and Neck

Writer-director Paul Lieberstein (Toby from The Office) stars in his first feature film, Songs of the Back and Neck.  As odd and slightly cumbersome as the title is, it works for this sweet and funny story which is one of self-discovery.  Fred (Lieberstein) is a hapless paralegal at his father’s law firm.  Constantly put down […]

The Trip to Spain

During last spring’s Tribeca Film Festival, one of the most enjoyable movies was The Trip to Spain. It  won me over simply for the two actor’s dueling impressions of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and of course Michael Caine. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s midlife crises, mansplaining, trip—while damn hilarious—is darker than their previous films. It’s […]

Our Top 5 Latinx Films at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

The 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, set for April 19-30, is taking over lower Manhattan for another year of quality filmmaking, groundbreaking new digital storytelling, and some of Hollywood’s biggest names. With a power roster that includes over 200 films playing from 28 countries, 78 of which are world premieres, six international, six North American, two U.S., […]

Tribeca Film Festival Turns 15: MoviefiedNYC Recommends #Tribeca2016

It’s April in New York City and that means it’s time for independent film makers to flood lower Manhattan for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. This year Tribeca celebrates it’s 15th Year with more local and international films and shorts, exciting street fairs,  and also virtual reality as they will explore storytelling with a unique immersive experiences with Storyscapes […]

Tribeca Film Festival: Our Audience Award Favorites

This coming April  at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival competition, the World Narrative and World Documentary Competitions will be presented in the following juried categories: Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature, sponsored by AT&T; Best New Narrative Director (for first-time feature directors in any section); Best Actor in a Narrative Feature, sponsored by Citrin Cooperman; […]

Media for Lunch: Tribeca Film Festival Recommended Shorts

  Direct from Tribeca Film Festival, which will start April 15. Sharon Badal, the head of this year’s Shorts Program, each week presents a short that she feels deserves a bigger audience. So, to that bigger-audience end, here is “Just Saying” directed by Dave Tynan.  

Historical Honesty, Companionship, Visual Aesthetics, and a Healthy Diversity of Filmmakers. Interview with Below Dreams Director, Garrett Bradley

I was so pleased that during her busy Tribeca Film Festival debut with Below Dreams, fellow New Yorker, Garrett Bradley, took the time to sit with me and discuss her first feature film.  Stemming from a New York Times article that Garrett read years back, Below Dreams is a poetic portrayal of lost, yet fighting, […]