It seems like there's a different film festival every week. Unfortunately, I can't get to all of them. The Tribeca Film Festival, for example, is going on right now in New York City.
Being a fan of horror and science fiction films, there's only a few screenings and events I wish I could attend. If you're in the area or already there, you might want to check these out.
This dark comedy gore fest looks like a lot of fun. It centers on a failing artist named Lars who moves to a small town and becomes an art teacher at the local college. He is also commissioned to look after the community's resident wacko, Eddie.
It seems Eddie has a strange appetite for small animals, a proclivity he acts on during nightly hunts in his sleep. This inspires Lars artistically, putting him in an awkward position when even darker secrets about Eddie are unearthed.
"Eddie" is directed by documentary filmmaker Boris Rodriguez's first narrative feature. Rodriguez previously helmed the well-received "Havana Kids" and the film "Night Kiss and Perfect," which premiered at Tribeca.
The timely controversies of gaming and the amount of time and energy we spend plugged into our computers and media devices makes this movie look interesting. Two guys are obsessed with the world of online gaming. Both are drawn into a new online game that soon has them questioning the world of reality and fiction.
The movie almost sounds like a techno-thriller version of "The Game." Award-winning Finnish director Petri Kotwica helmed "Rat King." Kotwica is best known for his other successful movies "Homesick" and "Black Ice."
I have to say this looks like a disturbing psychological thriller that will leave viewers shaken as the end credits roll. It appears to mix together a story about two men's friendship and what one of them will do to save the other's life from drug addiction.
The friends begin to examine their dark pasts and uncover disturbing things about themselves. The scenes shown in the teaser trailer make it seem like there's a gruesome murder mystery of some kind blended into all of this.
Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson directed "Resolution." They've both worked in different aspects of the film industry, helming commercials and other indie features before this one.
"WarGames" Screening and Panel
I am a huge fan of 1980s genre films, and "WarGames" qualifies as one in my opinion. What can be said about the movie? It's a classic action thriller that introduced the world to computer hacking during a scary time for everyone: the tail end of the Cold War. When "WarGames" came out in 1983, there was already a growing fear of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
What genre fan in the New York City area would pass up a chance to see this classic movie on the big screen again, followed by a conversation with director John Badham and actor Ally Sheedy? Badham and Sheedy will be joined by several other panelists for the discussion, ranging from a retired member of the U.S. Air Force to a computer hacker/inventor.
You can check the official Tribeca website for the times and prices of each screening and event. There are plenty of other great films and events going on movie lovers won't want to miss.
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