Tribeca Film Festival report
Here are our own awards for some fest films starring Madonna, Brittany Snow, and Rebecca Romijn
LEAST ANNOYING PERFORMANCE BY A POP STAR
Madonna, who wrote, produced, and narrates I Am Because We Are, a modestly powerful documentary on orphans in Malawi.
MOST ANNOYING PERFORMANCE BY A POP STAR
Hilary Duff, who talks dirty with a funny accent as a Central Asian pop starlet in War, Inc., an over-the-top Iraq satire starring John Cusack that landed with a thud among critics.
MOST UNEXPECTED DIRECTOR
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who followed up his 2006 Beasties film Awesome; I F—in’ Shot That with another doc: the engaging Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, which is essentially Spellbound on a basketball court full of high schoolers.
Baghdad High, a touching doc that follows four Iraqi boys (with different ethnic and religious backgrounds) through senior year in Baghdad.
Prom Night‘s Brittany Snow is excellent in the dark comedy Finding Amanda. She plays a bubbly Las Vegas hooker whose gambling-addicted uncle (Matthew Broderick) tries to talk her into rehab.
Rebecca Romijn, whose turn in Lake City as an alcoholic cop is a refreshing change of pace from her va-va-voom role on Ugly Betty.