Episode 365 – War for the Planet of the Apes / Wish Upon / Dunkirk

Dunkirk, Dunkirk, Dunkirk!  Oh and….

  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Wish Upon
  • Dunkirk
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Episode 364 – The Big Sick / Baby Driver

It’s time for another Podcast.  In this episode we let you know what we thought of:

 

– The Big Sick

– Baby Driver

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Episode 363 – Spider-Man: Homecoming / The Beguiled

We are back following a short hiatus with reviews of:

– Spider-Man: Homecoming

– The Beguiled

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Episode 362 – The Lost City of Z / Buster’s Mal Heart / Baywatch

Join us in this week’s podcast as we discuss:

  

– The Lost City of Z

– Buster’s Mal Heart

– Baywatch

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Episode 361 – Wonder Woman / Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

In this week’s Podcast we take on:

– Wonder Woman

– Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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Full Listing of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage | #tribeca2017




So there we were, in New York City again, giddy and electric with excitement at the start of another Tribeca Film Festival. #tribeca2017 beckoned. Our annual pilgrimage was upon us.

Joe’s Top Three Picks – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

After having set up base at the Battery Park area for the past several years, this year we made home in a tony Chelsea hotel. And a new ritual was set for the film festival. Get up early, get ready and dressed, grab caffeine and sunrise munchies at one of the neighbourhood establishments and head to the Chelsea Bowties cinemas (in the midst of transition to Cinepolis properties) for the 9 AM first press screening. After making agonizing decisions during the rest of the morning regarding which screenings to catch of the several that were concurrently showing, we typically made our way through four films. Then a bite to eat. Or an early dinner at a strongly recommended restaurant (Paowalla, how you filled us up!). Or a meet up with friends. Then a sundown film screening. After which we returned back sated with all manner of cinematic memories bouncing in our heads. And recorded a podcast in which we discussed all the films we had watched cumulatively amongst the three of us. And Joe, the good man, edited and published the podcast the same night.

After five days of this routine, we got bleary-eyed, as the accumulation of ever more films danced around in our brains. But it was the best kind of exhaustion for us, the kind that comes from watching too many films. As if there is such a thing as “too many movies”.

Rashmi’s Top Three Picks – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the West Coast. With another deposit to our Tribeca Film Festival memory bank. And ready and eager to back for #tribeca2018. And this year, we had seen 34 films amongst the three of us! It is the most films we have covered at Tribeca to date, and hope to best that tally next year.

So herewith is a full listing of all 34 films we covered at #tribeca2017. These films were all discussed on our five ‘live from New York’ podcasts devoted to the festival. But before the full alphabetical listing of the films we covered, here are the top festival favourites from each of us:

 

Joe’s Top Three Films at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

ALPHAGO
A RIVER BELOW
ROCK’N ROLL

 

Rashmi’s Top Three Films at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

GET ME ROGER STONE
ROCK’N ROLL
KING OF PEKING

 

Yazdi’s Top Three Films from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

PERMISSION
PILGRIMAGE
SWEET VIRGINIA

 

And here is a full alphabetical listing of the films we watched at #Tribeca2017 with links to the Tribeca film descriptions as well as to the specific podcast where each film was discussed:

 

  1. A RIVER BELOW, at 24:50 min, Day 3 podcast – Joe’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  2. ABUNDANT ACREAGE AVAILABLE, at 11:00 min, Day 1 podcast
  3. ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM, at 18:57 min, Day 4 podcast
  4. ALPHAGO, at 29:21 min, Day 2 podcast – Joe’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  5. BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY , at 29:09 min, Day 4 podcast
  6. COPWATCH, at 12:14 min, Day 4 podcast
  7. FLAMES, at 29:44 min, Day 1 podcast
  8. FLOWER, at 44:01 min, Day 1 podcast
  9. FRANK SERPICO, at 3:42 min, Day 4 podcast
  10. GENIUS (television pilot), at 15:58 min, Day 1 podcast
  11. GET ME ROGER STONE, at 7:45 min, Day 4 podcast– Rashmi’s Top Three Tribeca  Pick
  12. HOLY AIR, at 20:18 min, Day 1 podcast
  13. HOUSE OF Z, at 30:54  min, Day 3 podcast
  14. KEEP THE CHANGE, at 36:33 min, Day 1 podcast
  15. KING OF PEKING, at 25:42 min, Day 1 podcast – Rashmi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick 
  16. LITERALLY, RIGHT BEFORE AARON, at 20:14 min, Day 3 podcast
  17. MY FRIEND DAHMER, at 8:10 min, Day 2 podcast
  18. ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID, at 12:13 min, Day 2 podcast
  19. PERMISSION, at 4:43 min, Day 3 podcast – Yazdi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  20. ROCK’N ROLL, at  44:51 min, Day 3 podcastJoe’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  21. PILGRIMAGE, at 38:53 min, Day 3 podcast – Yazdi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  22. SHADOWMAN, at 23:57 min, Day 2 podcast
  23. SON OF SOFIA, at 46:25 min, Day 2 podcast
  24. SWEET VIRGINIA, at 17:31 min, Day 2 podcast – Yazdi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  25. THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS, at 24:24 min, Day 4 podcast
  26. THE CLAPPER, at 1:50 min, Day 4 podcast
  27. THE ENDLESS, at 41:09 min, Day 2 podcast
  28. THE HANDMAID’S TALE (television pilot), at 36:15 min, Day 2 podcast
  29. THE LAST ANIMALS, at 15:10 min, Day 3 podcast
  30. THE LOVERS, at 34:57  min, Day 3 podcast
  31. THIRST STREET, at 2:07 min, Day 2 podcast
  32. THUMPER, at 6:02 min, Day 1 podcast
  33. SAMBA, at 2:54 min, Day 1 podcast
  34. TILT, at 13:05 min, Day 3 podcast

 

Yazdi’s Top Three Picks – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

 

Until next year, goodbye Tribeca!

Episode 360 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword / Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

More Moviewallas podcasting goodness this week with reviews of:

– King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

– Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Episode 359 – The Dinner / Alien:Covenant

Join us as we discuss the stars-studded cast of The Dinner and the next chapter in the Alien saga.

  • Alien: Covenant
  • The Dinner
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Episode 358 – Their Finest / Free Fire

Back home from New York and #Tribeca2017, we get back to our movie reviewing duties with a look at:

  • Their Finest
  • Free Fire
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Episode 357 – Tribeca Film Festival (Day 4) #tribeca2017

We wrap up our 2017 Tribeca Film Festival coverage with a look at:

The Clapper
  • Director:
    Dito Montiel
  • Screenwriter:
    Dito Montiel
  • Cinematographer:
    Michael Barrett
  • Editor:
    Jake Pushinsky
  • Executive Producer:
    Ray Bouderau, John Bennett, Mickey Gooch Jr., Maurice Fadida, Michael Bien
  • Producer:
    Mike Falbo, Ed Helms, Alex Lebovici, Steve Ponce, Robin Schorr, Dito Montiel
  • Associate Producer:
    Jeffrey Pollack, Tyler Konney, Usman Shaikh and Randy Wayne
  • Cast:
    Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Adam Levine, Russell Peters, PJ Byrne
     Frank Serpico
  • Director:
    Antonino D’Ambrosio
  • Screenwriter:
    Antonino D’Ambrosio
  • Cinematographer:
    Karim Lopez
  • Editor:
    Karim Lopez
  • Composer:
    Brendan Canty
  • Executive Producer:
    Brian Devine Sr., Silvija Devine
  • Producer:
    Brooke Devine, Brian Devine, Jason Orans, Antonino D’Ambrosio
  • Original Music:
    Jack White
  • Original Art:
    Shepard Fairey
  • Cast:
    Frank Serpico, Luc Sante, John Turturro, Janet Panetta, Donna Murch, Stanislao Pugliese
  Get Me Roger Stone
  • Director:
    Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme
  • Screenwriter:
    Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme
  • Cinematographer:
    Antonio Rossi, Ronan Killeen, Sam Cullman, Daniel DiMauro
  • Editor:
    Daniel DiMauro, Jason Pollard
  • Executive Producer:
    Blair Foster
  • Producer:
    Shirel Kozak, Kara Elverson, Frank Morano, Fredrik Stanton, Morgan Pehme, Daniel DiMauro
  • Cast:
    Roger Stone
  Copwatch
  • Director:
    Camilla Hall
  • Cinematographer:
    Adriel Gonzalez
  • Editor:
    Grace Zahrah
  • Composer:
    Kris Bowers
  • Executive Producer:
    Daniel Lindsay, TJ Martin, Jacob Crawford, Patrick Hamm, Tirrell D. Whittley
  • Producer:
    Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Camilla Hall
  • Cast:
    Ramsey Orta, Jacob Crawford, Kevin Moore, David Whitt
  The Boy Downstairs
  • Director:
    Sophie Brooks
  • Screenwriter:
    Sophie Brooks
  • Cinematographer:
    Stefan Weinberger
  • Editor:
    Matthew Friedman
  • Composer:
    David Buckley
  • Executive Producer:
    Paul Brooks
  • Producer:
    Dan Clifton, David Brooks, Leon Clarance
  • Cast:
    Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O’Connell, Sarah Ramos, Diana Irvine
  Acorn and the Firestorm
  • Director:
    Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
  • Screenwriter:
    Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
  • Cinematographer:
    Frank Larson, Spencer Chumbley, Natalie Kingston, Nati Gamez
  • Editor:
    Paul Greenhouse, Francisco Bello
  • Composer:
    Khari Mateen
  • Producer:
    Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
  • Motion Graphics:
    Brandon Sugiyama
  • Cast:
    Bertha Lewis, Hannah Giles, Wade Rathke, Maude Hurd
 
  • Director:
    Alexandra Dean
  • Screenwriter:
    Alexandra Dean
  • Cinematographer:
    Buddy Squires
  • Editor:
    Lindy Jankura
  • Composer:
    Keegan Dewitt, Jeremy Bullock
  • Executive Producer:
    Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor
  • Producer:
    Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew
  • Co-Producer:
    David Koh, Dan Braun
  • Cast:
    Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Peter Bogdanovich, Denise Loder DeLuca, Anthony Loder, Richard Rhodes, Robert Osborne, Stephen Michael Shearer, Jeanine Basinger, Michael Tilson Thomas, Fleming Meeks
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