Tribeca Festival 2024: Read All Of Deadline’s Movie Reviews

The 2024 Tribeca Festival kicked off June 5 with the world premiere of the documentary Diane Furstenberg: Woman In Charge, launching the 12-day New York-set fest that features narrative and documentary competitions as well as a slew of A-list panels that always seem to make news.

Among the 108 feature films in this year’s lineup includes world premieres of movies starring Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone, Elizabeth Banks, Naomie Harris and Jenna Ortega to name a few. In addition to Furstenberg, high profile documentaries include Brats, Andrew McCarthy’s look back at the Brat Pack, and ¡Casa Bonita Mi Amor!, about South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone restoring an iconic Colorado restaurant.

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Check out Deadline’s reviews from the festival, and keep checking back as new titles are added. Click on the film’s title to read our full review.

Brats

Brats Documentary
‘Brats’

Section: Spotlight
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
With: Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Lea Thompson, Jon Cryer
Deadline’s takeaway: McCarthy directs as he narrates, like filming a series of journal entries. When he comes in contact with his fellow actors, it’s tantamount to group therapy as the release, and catharsis, is palpable for everyone involved.

Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge

‘Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge’
‘Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge’

Section: World Premiere Gala
Directors: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Trish Dalton
With: Diane von Furstenberg
Deadline’s takeaway: A celebration of life that captures the designer’s ongoing journey of self-discovery and reinforces her belief that there is always more to accomplish. It’s a fitting tribute to a woman who has never ceased to inspire, innovate, champion women’s causes, and live by her mantra, “see the woman, not the dress.”

Group Therapy

Nicole Byer and Tig Natoro
‘Group Therapy’

Section: Spotlight+
Director: Neil Berkeley
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Mike Birbiglia, Nicole Byer, Gary Gulman, London Hughes, Tig Notaro, and Atsuko Okatsuka
Deadline’s takeaway: Group Therapy is a hilarious, touching, and important film that offers a rare glimpse into the lives of comedians and the personal battles they fight.

Lake George

Shea Whigham And Carrie Coon in 'Lake George'
‘Lake George’

Section: Spotlight Narrative
Director-screenwriter: Jeffrey Reiner
Cast: Shea Whigham, Carrie Coon, Glenn Fleshler, Max Casella
Deadline’s takeaway: Lake George may not abide by all of Elmore Leonard’s rules, but it does put depth of character first, and if Leonard-esque was an adjective, it would apply here: real, flawed, people embroiled in plausible, mundane and often deeply uncool crime scenarios.

Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story

Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story documentary about Liza Minnelli
‘Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story’

Section: Spotlight Documentary
Director-writer: Bruce David Klein
With: Mia Farrow, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, John Kander, Lorna Luft, Joel Grey
Deadline’s takeaway: Overall this is a worthy effort, one that maybe doesn’t tell you a whole lot you didn’t know, but Klein manages to put it all in perspective in a very watchable film about a star who against all odds managed to be, and still is, a survivor.

McVeigh

Alfie Allen in ‘McVeigh’
‘McVeigh’

Section: Spotlight Narrative
Director: Mike Ott
Cast: Alfie Allen, Brett Gelman, Ashley Benson, Anthony Carrigan, Tracy Letts
Deadline’s takeaway: Some may wonder why this man needs the oxygen of publicity, nearly 23 years after his own execution. But Ott’s film is a rare study of the radicalization of white working-class Americans, a phenomenon that went overground in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021.

A Mistake

‘A Mistake’
‘A Mistake’

Section: Spotlight Narrative
Directors: Christine Jeffs
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Simon McBurney, Mickey Sumner, Rena Owen, Richard Crouchley, Acacia O’Connor, Fern Sutherland, Matthew Sunderland
Deadline’s takeaway: This dark but humane drama might not be for everyone and isn’t exactly a fun watch, but the acting is superb across the board, starting with Elizabeth Banks. Christine Jeffs’ screenplay is as measured as her unflashy direction, perfect for a slow-burning story.

Sacramento

Maya Erskine, Michael Angarano, Michael Cera and Kristen Stewart in 'Sacramento'
‘Sacramento’

Section: U.S. Narrative Competition
Director: Michael Angarano
Cast: Michael Cera, Kristen Stewart, Michael Angarano, Maya Erskine
Deadline’s takeaway: Sacramento‘s examination of strained friendships, the fear of inadequacy in impending fatherhood, and the importance of mental health conversations are handled with a good balance of care and humor. It may not be perfect, but its charm lies in its imperfections, much like the characters it portrays.

The Wasp

The Wasp
‘The Wasp’

Section: Spotlight Narrative
Director: Guillem Morales
Cast: Naomie Harris, Natalie Dormer, Dominic Allburn
Deadline’s takeaway: The Wasp is heavy on exposition, but the acting is so engaging, it never feels like a chore. Naomie Harris delivers a career-defining performance as Heather, capturing her character’s fragility and hidden fierceness.

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