‘Blowin’ Up’ highlights a New York courtroom’s progressive approach to human trafficking cases

The film vividly captures the inner workings of a human trafficking court.

Pixar’s new short “Bao” celebrates the importance of food in Chinese communities

Director Domee Shi — the first woman to direct a Pixar short film — based the film loosely on her own childhood.

In new Trayvon Martin docuseries ‘Rest in Power,’ George Zimmerman is not the only villain

The six-part docuseries, which is executive produced by Jay-Z, premiered Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In ‘Wendy’s Shabbat,’ a group of octogenarians celebrate ritual over french fries and Frostys

In this Tribeca Film Festival documentary, director Rachel Myers follows her grandmother, Roberta Mahler, to her Shabbat dinner at the fast-food chain.

'The Circle' Review: Emma Watson and Tom Hanks' new movie is a mess

'The Circle' is a bad movie. That's all there is to say.

Lena Dunham said she has a "great time" with her own body on 'Girls'

The 'Girls' creator said exposing her body on television was never as big of a deal to her as people made it.

Whitney Houston doc ‘Can I Be Me’ sheds light on rumored relationship with Robyn Crawford

Whtiney Houston's story, as told by this documentary, is about a woman who wasn't allowed to be herself.

Teacher-student sex storylines are tired, as proven by 'Blame,' 'Riverdale' and more

None of these stories says anything interesting about a very real crime.

'Aardvark' Review: Zachary Quinto and Jon Hamm's dark comedy is more annoying than funny

'Aardvark' just seems to want to waste your time, resulting in a deeply irritating experience.

'House of Z' Review: Zac Posen documentary features the most emotional film moment of 2017

'House of Z' feels like two movies most of the time, but they intersect gorgeously at exactly one point.

'The Boy Downstairs' review: Zosia Mamet shines in her post-'Girls' film

'The Boy Downstairs' is a B+ movie with an A+ performance by Zosia Mamet at its core.

When will Dan Stevens actually become a star?

Dan Stevens is everywhere in 2017, including in two movies opening Friday, but he's not yet breaking through.

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Lineup: Cate Blanchett's 'Manifesto' among movies at NY fest

Rebecca Hall appears in 2 films at the festival.

Alicia Keys' 'The Gospel' plays like an updated, far more critical "Empire State of Mind"

There's more to the city than bright lights and big stars.

Groundbreaking Installation '6x9' Uses VR to Simulate the Perils of Solitary Confinement

Once the VR headset is on, any sense of comfort disappears.

Who Is Mia Goth? Here's What the Actress and Model Engaged to Shia LaBeouf Is Up To

Mia Goth has done more than appear in Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac.'


Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup, Features Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult

Some big names will be featured in this year's slate of films at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

13 Indie Films to Help You Beat the Blockbuster Heat This Summer

From 'SNL' to Broadway and every bedroom in between.

Rom-Coms Are Back in 2015 — and They're Better Than Ever

There's good news for fans of the genre.

In One Quote, This Director Nails Why a Filmmaker's Gender Doesn't Matter

The film industry remains unkind for female directors.

A Powerful Documentary Charts One Man's Journey to Save His Estranged Father

"I'm dealing with somebody with a disease. I gotta deal with that disease."

A New Documentary Nails How Terrible It Is for Women in Tech — and How to Fix It

Women aren't welcome in tech because the culture is clearly not made for them.

James Franco's Newest Film at Tribeca Film Fest Will Change the Way You Think About Memory

"No one has access to the objective truth."

Watch Elle Fanning in a Shocking New Film About Eating Disorders

Rodrigo Prieto, director and screenwriter of 'Likeness,' a short starring Elle Fanning, discusses the inspiration for his film about a teenage girl's struggle with body image.

'Una Noche' Will Show You the Real Cuba

Lucy Mulloy's movie is much more than a coming of age story of three teens fleeing Havana; it is a snapshot of the reality youth in Cuba face every day.

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