The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival has been over for a week now: the smoke has cleared, the dust has settled, and the excitement has… done whatever excitement does when it’s finished. While there are 50-odd weeks to wait for the next edition of the festival, we can kill time by sorting out the Floyd Mayweathers from the Manny Pacquiaos.
Jason Sudeikis – The SNL/Horrible Bosses dude starred in two movies. Tumbledown was something of a snoozer, but romcom Sleeping With Other People got good reviews, and more importantly, distribution – it will be in theaters this August. But better than the two lead roles, Sudeikis starred in a promotional film that played before every movie, making him the omnipresent festival god.
Dianna Agron. Agron also had two movies in the festival– a cameo appearance in Tumbledown, and a lead role in Bare. But the big victory is proving there is life beyond Glee, and disproving all the nasty gossip on sites like Crazy Days and Nights.(Infidelity? Dubai? Friendship with Gwyneth Paltrow?)
Man Up. Best movie this year. Simon Pegg, Lake Bell. Coming to a theater near you (if you live in England) May 29.
Dirty Weekend. Second best movie this year. Neil LaBute directs Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve on an Albuquerque adventure. Alice Eve is awesome, no matter what dumb shit she says on Twitter. Matthew Broderick is Matthew Broderick.
Me. I based my movie selection entirely on price and location, so I ended up not seeing all the stars and award-winning films. People I didn’t see – Olivia Wilde, Katie Holmes, James Franco, most of Monty Python, and Mary J. Blige. People I saw – Neil LaBute. Plus I walked by Minnie Driver in a movie theater. So that’s something.
Far From Men. This movie stars Viggo Mortensen and features a score co-written by Nick Cave. So why is it only playing in one theater in New York, and already available to watch on Google Play and Amazon Instant Video?
Sibs Shongwe-La Mer. This guy directed Necktie Youth, a not bad film about kids drinking and drugging in Johannesburg. But then he showed up super-wasted for the Q&A after the movie. Bad form! Next time, turn up straight and you’ll be able to face the audience and give coherent answers to questions!
That’s all until next year, when I will hopefully have a press pass, Lake Bell will be my date, and the programmers will have tired of rom-coms about women’s biological clocks ticking.