'Big Eyes' strips Tim Burton bare

 “From far away you look like an artist, but up close you’re nothing”, a line from Tim Burton’s new film, Big Eyes, that could come to describe the trajectory of his career. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s he established a reputation as the kind of auteur situated comfortably between the demands of art and commerce; meaning he could adapt all sorts of brands to the screen, whether they be a comic book (Batman), television show (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure) or even trading card (Mars Attacks!), all while maintaining a distinctly personal touch arisen from gothic horror, expressionism, animation and mid-20th century kitsch.

'Dear White People' is worth seeing

Dear White People takes place at a fictional Ivy-League university, and focuses mainly on four charaters: student activist Sam White (Tessa Thompson) who has a controversial radio show called “Dear White People”, Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), whose father is the Dean of the University, Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) who is an awkward uncomfortable budding writer, and Colandrea “Coco” Conners (Teyoneh Parris), perhaps the most ambitious of the bunch.  

5 Must See Canadian Horror Films

With Halloween just days away, it’s time to settle in for some cold nights and some good horror. While you can never quite go wrong with classics of the genre, whether Universal monsters, 80s slasher or contemporary torture porn, part of fear and part of horror is diving into the unknown. While Canadian cinema does not have a particularly strong reputation in the minds of its citizens, Canada has always had a flair for genre cinema and horror in particular. Maybe it’s the history of surviving the unknown and often frightening elements, as well as the detached sense of dislocated identity associated with being so close to United States.

Midnight Section : V/H/S/2


INDONESIA, USA, CANADA | NY Premiere | 2012 | 95 min

World Narrative Competition : Mr.Jones



USA | Narrative | World Premiere | MIDNIGHT | 2013 | 83 min

DIRECTOR Karl Mueller


PRODUCER Ross Dinerstein


Spotlight : Greetings from Tim Buckley


USA | Narrative | US Premiere | SPOTLIGHT | 2012 | 100 min

DIRECTOR Daniel Algrant

World Narrative Competition : Bottled Up



USA | Narrative | World Premiere | SPOTLIGHT | 2013 | 81 min


Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival : Big Shot

USA | Documentary | World Premiere | 2013 | 77 min

The Tales of a Tribeca Survivor

*Editors note: Throughout the next couple of days, Andrea will be submitting more detailed reviews for each competition and section. Stay tuned!

Fantasia 2012 - Resolution

Resolution USA 2012

Written by Justin Benson
Produced by Justin Benson, David Lawson
Cast Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Kurt David Anderson, Emily Montague, Skyler Meacham

Fantasia 2012 - Memory of the Dead (La Memoria Del Muerto)

Written by Martín Blousson, Valentín Javier Diment, Nicanor Loreti, Germán Val
Cast Lola Berthet, Horacio Acosta, Raquel Albéniz, Jimena Anganuzzi

Fantasia 2012 - Starry Starry Night (Xing Kong)

Starry Night

Written by Tom Lin, Jimmy Liao
Produced by Chen Kuo-fu, Wang Zhonglei
Cast Xu Jiao, Lin Hui-min, Harlem Yu, Kenneth Tsang

Fantasia 2012 - Wrong

Wrong Film
Directed by Quentin Dupieux
Written by Quentin Dupieux
Cast Jack Plotnick, Steve Little, Eric Judor, William Fichner, Alexis Dziena
Produced by Gregory Bernard, Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Nicolas Lhermitte