April 17 2013

Five Films to See at the TriBeCa Film Festival

New York-Film

Adult World
Synopsis: Amy (Emma Roberts) realizes that post-collegiate life (even for a literature major) is kind of a drag. To make ends meet she takes a job at the town's sex shop, Adult World. There she meets Rat Billings (John Cusack), a reclusive writer with whom she tries to form a mentorship.
What We Liked: John Cusack's hilarious portrayal of an old and angry writer mixed with Emma Roberts' doe eyes as she recites his words.

Greetings From Tim Buckley
Synopsis: The drama chronicles musician Jeff Buckley’s efforts to come to terms with his late father’s legacy, leading up to Jeff’s legendary 1991 performance of Tim’s songs.
What We Liked: The way Penn Badley picks that guitar, hello. Also, you don't have to be a member of the press to see it this week. It's on iTunes right this very second!

How To Make Money Selling Drugs
Synopsis: This documentary, a feature directorial début for filmmaker Matthew Cooke, examines the war on drugs interviewing drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
What We Liked: If you saw Adrian Grenier's Teenage Paparazzo then you'll love how he exposes the 500 billion dollar industry. Plus, 50 Cent gives us his, er, 2-cent on the drug trade.

The English Teacher
Synopsis: Small-town schoolteacher Linda Sinclair's perfect world is rocked when past student and failed playwright (Michael Angarano) comes to town. After reading his script, Linda (Julianne Moore) feels she's finally reached one her kids and commits to making his vision a reality.
What We Liked: Julianne Moore is the perfect fit to play an over emotional school teacher that falls in love with her ex-student.

Inside Out: The People's Art Project
Synopsis: Yup, we love our boy JR. This documentary tracks the evolution of "Inside Out," the world’s largest participatory art project, ever. From Haiti to Tunisia, South Dakota to the streets of Paris, French artist JR involves people to part of their communities as they never knew was possible. All with the power of a poster.
What We Like: JR. We like JR. More info here.