2013 Tribeca Film Festival Recap: The Misses

Posted by Alia Haddad on April 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

2013 Tribeca Film Festival Recap: The Misses

Now that the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival has come to a close, let us take a minute to reflect on all those movies we have seen. More specifically, let us take a minute to reflect on all those movies that you might want to think twice about seeing once distributed. Check back tomorrow for the Tribeca hits!

A Birder’s Guide to Everything: Rob Meyer’s coming of age tale that, as our own Valentina Valentini put it, is, “pure nerderism attempting to transcend the line between human and birds and a little unsure of who it’s audience is.” Rating: B-

A Case of You: Kat Coiro’s attempt at a romantic comedy proves fruitful in acquiring talent to appear on screen–Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Vince Vaughn, Sienna Miller, and Brendan Fraser–but what she has in talent, she misses in screen writing ability, as Valentini noted. Rating: C

G.B.F.: Darren Stein’s G.B.F., about the desirability of a gay best friend in a suburban high school, is not only underwhelming, but also slight offensive. When you want a fun teen flick, you’d better stick with Easy A. Rating: B-

Mr. Jones: The first feature film for writer/director Karl Mueller in which he attempted a new take on the found footage sub genre of the horror film. What starts off as entertaining becomes repetitive and predictable. Rating: C

Raze: While Raze promised to feature the stunt-woman expertise of Quentin Tarantino muse Zoe Bell, director Josh Waller exposes his love for watching beautiful women fight dirty rather than for a great movie with an intelligent, un-misogynistic plot. Rating: B-

Teenage: Matt Wolf’s much hyped documentary about the development of the concept of teenager in the United States, Germany, and England fell flat with stock footage and his clear attempt at making a very defined narrative where there might not have been one. Rating: B-

Trust Me: While hopeful about Clark Gregg’s dark comedy about a down-on-his-luck agent trying to make it big with the hottest new teenage talent, its foray into magical realism took it too far for my tastes. Also, for better or worse, the film felt very 90s through and through. Rating: B-



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