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Best of Tribeca 2022

From father-daughter mortality dramas and empathetic docs to psychological thrillers and gibberish comedies, here are Letterboxd’s ten best from this year’s Tribeca fest. 

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RRR

RRR

★★★★★

I loved RRR even more the second time around, and I'm so glad I got to see it again with a much more responsive crowd at the New Parkway, where people will laugh and clap and gasp and cheer and exclaim, "That was insane!!" I don't remember exactly what that guy was responding to because with this movie THERE ARE SO MANY POSSIBILITIES. Writer-director S.S. Rajamouli and his writing partner (and father!) V. Vijayendra Prasad have crafted a near-perfect historical…

Sweetie

Sweetie

★★★★★

When I saw the Question Mark on his forehead I SCREAMED and was IGNITED BY CINEMATIC FIRE and knew this was THE. MOVIE. FOR. ME.

A STUNNING film. Has all the "F you" energy of a first film. Every composition is an absolute *stunner.* Loved listening to the commentary and hearing about Jane and Sally Bongers OBLITERATING film school bros. The best revenge is making like... a ton of masterpieces i guess. (P.S. Sally Bongers- COME OUT OF RETIREMENT AND…

The one thing I want most in life is for Slavoj Zizek to make an account and start writing reviews on Letterboxd

Moonstruck

Moonstruck

★★★★½

they’re watching MOONSTRUCK (1987)

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To laugh in the face of Joe Wright’s vision of love is to reject a handmade Valentine’s Day card from your second grade crush. 

That card might have candy that comes slightly melted. It perhaps commits a bit too hard to its own shabbiness, when a store bought “Aladdin” card would do. But, the sentiment eclipses its failings. With respect to Wright’s “Cyrano,” not all failings; though, many of them can be forgiven under threat of sentimental purity. 

“Cyrano” wears…

Hyenas

Hyenas

★★★★

Hyenas is a funny but thoughtful parable concerning a man who has indeed done wrong but doesn't deserve the punishment that is coming and nor do those who punish him deserve the punishments dealt to them prior. It is taken from a European play, "The Visit," a fable on greed that is transferred to Senegal and the continental shift adds a new layer of malfeasance, colonialism. The power for someone from afar to cut off all resources, buy up all…

Imma go full Paul Schrader on this and rate my OWN movie five stars.

*Also why isn't this listed in documentary? Gotta talk to the mods.

Memoria

Memoria

★★★★★

ahahahahhahahahAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YESSSSSSSS AHHHHHH YESSSSSS!!!!!