Known for its boundary-blasting and genre-blending flicks Thompson Hotels is proud to be a premier sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival. This year the festival ups the ante with these buzz-worthy films, hand-picked by us.
Welcome to the Underbelly
Take a murder trial, some seedy San Fran BDSM dungeons and an Adderall-addicted James Franco and you’re in for the wild ride that is The Adderall Diaries. Written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky, the film also stars Amber Heard, Cynthia Nixon and Ed Harris.
We Can Be Friends, Right?
On-screen chemistry sizzles between Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and Lainey (Alison Brie) who are reunited after losing their virginity to one another many moons before—in a relationship (ahem, sex addiction) counseling group in Sleeping with Other People, written and directed Leslye Headland (Bachelorette).
Not Your Ordinary Homecoming
Returning home gets complicated in The Driftless Area, directed and written by Zachary Sluser and co-written by Tom Dury. In this neo-noir romantic comedy-drama, starring Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, and the electrifying John Hawkes, life gets dangerously complicated when a mysterious duffel bag of cash gets thrown into the mix.
At War with Oneself
Gattaca director Andrew Niccol reunites with Ethan Hawke in Good Kill, an intense study into the mind of an Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran who wrestles with his new role as a drone pilot. January Jones plays his wife, who becomes unavoidably entangled in his ethical crisis.
Surprise of Your Life
Blind dates, mismatched lovers, farcical London adventures (and fiascos) are all part of Ben Palmer’s hilarious romantic comedy Man Up, which is perfectly cast with the ever-delightful Lake Bell and the unassuming Simon Pegg.
In Meadowland, Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and Phil’s (Luke Wilson) son goes missing and their lives disintegrate as they are forced to navigate the world without him. This contemplative and masterfully shot film directed by Reed Morano may just be Wilde’s best performance yet.