Tribeca 2020: Love Spreads

Love Spreads is an exploration of the creative process when the pressure is mounting on band members to put together another album. Following the end of their first tour, the members of Glass Heart head to Rockfield Studios to record their sophomore album.  The trio–and their band manager–are couped up there in an effort to create some music.  Like any sophomore effort, the pressure is on and for singer-songwriter Kelly (Alia Shawkat), it starts to…

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy is virtually unrecognizable while portraying New York writer-turned-forger Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) is a biographer.  When we first meet her, she’s just beginning to write about comedian Fanny Brice.  She doesn’t know it yet but her life is about to change when she stole two notes written by Brice.  While it’s initially for the better with the amount of money she makes, things soon take…

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Boundaries: A Pot-Dealing Family Road Trip

Boundaries isn’t the typical family road trip as this one involves rescue animals and drug deals. “Don’t Pick Up!” This is what Laura (Vera Farmiga) has opted to label the name on her phone for her father, Jack (Christopher Plummer).  It’s the type of relationship that the two of them have.  Or lack thereof if you will.  It’s a relationship that Laura opens up with to her therapist at the beginning of the film.  Laura…

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Izzy Gets the F Across Town is messy

Izzy Gets the F Across Town may mean well but the small indie comedy tends to be a bit of a mess. Mackenzie Davis does her best to carry the film in the titular role of Izzy but it’s not enough to keep the film going.  Given where she is at the start of the film, it’s as if the film is the indie version of the classic comedy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  We go from…

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I Do…Until I Don’t falls short

I Do…Until I Don’t boasts an all-star cast but the laughs are few and far between. Written and directed by Lake Bell, the film stars Bell, Ed Helms, Dolly Wells, Amber Heard, Wyatt Cenac, , Chace Crawford, with Paul Reiser, and Mary Steenburgen. Vivian (Wells) is a documentary filmmaker and she’s going around Vero Beach, Fla., in hopes of finding some couples to be in her next film.  With lifespans getting longer and attention spans…

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