4/28: The Tribeca Film Festival’s Identity Crisis

We’re already at the halfway point for the ninth session of the Tribeca Film Festival, yet unless you live downtown, it’s hard to notice. The festival isn’t exactly a hot topic around the water cooler. That’s not an indictment against the quality of films. Documentaries, a traditionally strong category at Tribeca, have made a strong […]

Michael Avila

Michael Avila has spent an inordinate amount of his life absorbing and exploring as much of the Pop Culture-verse as possible. As a veteran TV producer, he’s covered everything from the Sundance Film Festival to the San Diego Comic Con. As a pop culture contributor for msnbc.com, mtv.com and newsarama.com, he’s managed not to embarrass […]