HOLLYWOOD—Everyone wants to land a dream job, however little did she know what she was getting into. Emma Watson stars in a thriller titled “The Circle,” about the dangers of technology and transparency. She then learns that the tech company called the Circle, wants the internet to see everything.
The film which is scheduled to be released on April 28, stars Tom Hanks as a Steve Jobs-like mega-mogul at a global tech firm. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity. James Ponsoldt is the director of the film based on a novel. The film is being premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26.
The Tribeca Film Festival is in full-force and will be ending on April 30. The film festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, after the events of 9/11. One of much anticipated documentaries is “Whitney: Can I Be Me,” on Whitney Houston which consists mostly of footage from the singer’s 1999 world tour, captured on and backstage for an abandoned earlier project. The Whitney we see is in good voice, but a tad bit high or otherwise impaired.
If ever a festival overshot the expectations of film festival, Tribeca is it. Another film that is interesting and is a suave thriller is “Thirst Street.” It seems that bad things follow flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge), the distraught American-in-Paris at the center of Nathan Silver’s thriller. Her precious Paul (Damien Bonnard) hangs himself after a period of bliss; the previous tenants of the Parisian apartment to which she absconds “jumped out of it”; and her new lover, a disheveled bartender named Jerome, passes to her an outbreak of conjunctivitis (pink eye), leaving her left eye swollen and inflamed.
Thirst Street finds Silver, a committed explorer of emotional extremes, wallowing in sordid unpleasantness; in many scenes, women-trapped underneath a probing camera—that are seen stripping or fielding insults from men. Gina’s obsession, however, drives the action, the movie sparks to life; the concluding act, in which she transforms into an amateur sleuth, following Jerome around in the name of misguided love. The film is a riveting, cringe fest.
As the festival is coming to a close, Tribeca will celebrate the 45th anniversary of “The Godfather’s” theatrical release with an epic screening of the legendary crime saga’s first two parts. Arguably, two of the best films ever made, and winners of nine Academy Awards between them, Coppola’s epic masterpieces paint a chilling, multi-generational portrait of the Corleone crime family’s rise and near fall from power in America.
The Tribeca Film Festival will be celebrating “The Godfather” & “The Godfather: Part II” will be seen at Radio City Music Hall on April 29, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion with Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro.
Rose’s Scoop: On May 5, “The Lovers,” is scheduled to be released, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts. Looking forward to May 12, when “Snatched,” will be released starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer on vacation in the jungles of Ecuador where they find themselves kidnapped in this action-packed, funny, comedy.