Tribeca Film Festival 2021 is in full swing with some pretty amazing films — here is a capsule review roundup for some of the best ones.
The Tribeca Film Festival is currently in full swing, with a whole lot of amazing movies, and here is a roundup of some capsule reviews of favorites. Continue to come back through the 2021 festival for more. Learn more about the festival.
Synopsis: “Blush” follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.
Review: Blush is an adorable animated short that will immediately hook viewers with the captivating story that touches on themes of nature, family, and love. A stranded astronaut is left to die on a desolate planet when another being arrives. When they meet, his world changes, as they transform the planet together.
The animation style is gorgeous to look at with the bright colors and smooth texture. The way that the short shows the round planet with the way the camera pans around it makes the audience feel like are they really there. The choice for no real words to be spoken brings the film to a whole new level, and the score is perfect for sucking in the viewers, and making them truly care about the characters.
Blush is a beautiful story that is likely to bring tears to the eyes of the audience who will quickly become invested in the world surrounding these characters, and the path that their lives go down.
We Need To Do Something
Synopsis: After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family – and the entire world – apart.
While the story ends a bit abruptly, leaving viewers wanting just a bit more, the journey is heart-poundingly intense. There are some effects misses, but overall the plot itself is enough to keep the audience engaged from beginning to end, There is a lot going on, but with the majority of the film taking place in one room, it is allowed to slowly unpack.
As secrets and situations are revealed, the story itself only gets more and more crazy, causing viewers to come up with their own theories. If there is one major issue, it is the ending, because it is too vague and doesn’t offer up too much closure. That being said, some will enjoy that.
The Beta Test
Synopsis: A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Hollywood Critics Association and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.