Undeniably, the Tribeca Film Festival always offers something new and fresh to the world of cinema. However, new and fresh does not always equate to good. To save you wasting 90 minutes of your time watching a dud picture, we’ve handpicked the top 6 unexpected hits of Tribeca. From rock star documentaries to feel good rom coms, there’s something for every watcher.
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This American comedy-drama starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff and Emma Roberts is sure to be a hit. The film documents the unlikely friendship of high school student (Nat Wolff) and mortally ill retired CIA agent (Mickey Rourke), with Emma Roberts added in for some nerdy on screen sex appeal.
Diane Bell’s indie drama sees the journey of affluent yoga instructor Jessica Biel seeking out her biological half-sister (Girls star Zosia Mamemt). Mament, however, turns out to be a dirt broke prostitute with one crazy ass pimp boyfriend. Not to be missed.
Montage of Heck
Film maker Brett Morgen took eight years to construct this must see documentary of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain. The film takes a closer look into the star’s childhood, music career and untimely death.
Written, produced and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, this star studded drama (featuring the ever moody Kristen Stewart) will definitely leave you wanting more. The film delves into a chain of events that occur prior to the attack of a much-loved Columbia University professor.
Amy Kohn’s fascinating documentary shadows the events of the Christian practice of courtship. Centred around one girl Kelly’s life, the film offers an insight into this interesting ritual whereby a woman gives the responsibility of finding a husband to her parents and the will of God.
Sleeping With Other People
Ending on something slightly more effortless watching, we totally recommend Leslye Headland’s Sleeping with Other People. A bonafide rom com, the film follows Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as they rekindle a toxic yet charming relationship.