Posted by Valentina Valentini on April 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm
I’ve decided that watching three movies a day and trying to write about them all and get other writing assignments filed all while navigating the streets and parties and panels of a festival is next to impossible. Call me lazy, call me a hack, call whatever you want. I’ll call myself more of an observer than a critic and move on from there.
Here’s a sampling of film’s at Tribeca so far this week:
Ali Blue Eyes – Teens are the same in Italy as they are in America: they have identity issues, parental issues and sex issues, and they get stuck in a pattern, usually detrimental in these types of films, and can’t get out due to their shortsightedness. Rating: B
Bridegroom – A very intimate and personal story with universal themes. Go gay rights!! Rating: B+
Byzantium – From the director of Interview with the Vampire comes an interesting and entertaining take on the recently over-told story of Vampires with beautiful shots from Sean Bobbitt, BSC. Rating: A-
A Birder’s Guide to Everything – Pure nerderism attempting to transcend the line between human and birds and a little unsure of who it’s audience is. Rating: B-
The English Teacher – A modern-day cautionary tale complete with fairytale characteristics like plucky music, romantic phrases, British narration and a bit of Beatrice and Benedict à la Much Ado About Nothing. Rating: A-