Showing at Tribeca Film Festival will be “Master Maggie.”
Lorraine Bracco plays an acting coach. With her is Brian Dennehy — who tells me: “Whatthehell do I know about when it’s opening. I’m 80. Out of the loop. I live in a big old Colonial house in Connecticut with my wife, who sews. Great wife, great kids. I love working. I get a phone call, I work. But I don’t see the damn stuff. Who cares?”
After winning a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild awards, PGA Awards, Grammy and Emmy nominations, he says: “Truth is I haven’t got that kind of public appeal anymore anyhow. Most people think I’m dead 10 years.
“I’m Irish. Don’t smoke. Maybe too much wine, but not like I used to, where I’d end up in strange company. Now, I drink just enough to make it to my own comfortable bed.
“Y’know, maybe I better go see this damn thing so at least I’ll remember what I’m talking about. I don’t even know when it’s showing.”
The festival starts April 24. Mumbles are a maybe could-be winner is the buddy comedy “Standing Up, Falling Down.”
Billy Crystal’s best shtick since “When Harry Met Sally.”
Also in it a Meryl Streep daughter Grace Gummer. It’s laughs New York style. Set on Long Island. A multigenerational palship between a floppola comic — guess which part Billy Crystal has — and a drunko dermatologist.
“American Woman” is about violence against the US. Oddly, the producers are Killer Films. One abductee is the grandchild of a newspaper magnate.
Remember kidnapped Patty Hearst? It’s a — naturally — fictional account — naturally — of the real woman watching heiress Patty. It stars Ellen Burstyn plus Sarah Gadon, who was in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method.” Even if you didn’t see “A Dangerous Method,” Sarah was in it.
“The Short History of the Long Road.” Sabrina Carpenter (real-life pop star with — I’m guaranteed — more than 16 million followers) and Maggie Siff (from “Mad Men” and “Billions”). An indie about Daddy and daughter on the open road in a trusty van, living as nomads, taking odd jobs along the way. And what happens is a happening happens.
Crimes and misdemeanors
More Tribeca Film festival fare. “Blow the Man Down,” a cover-up crime story, takes place in a salty fishing village they call Easter Cove, Maine, which is run by salty women. Women — obviously worth their salt — run the town. I don’t know who stars. Go see it and tell me.
And there’s “Buffaloed.” And where’s it take place? Buffalo. A comedy with Zoey Deutch and Judy Greer.
Plus thriller diller stuff. Alexander Skarsgård’s in “The Kill Team,” a same-named award winner doc that’s now the full-length true story of soldiers in Afghanistan killing innocent civilians, supposedly for sport. And there’s “Charlie Says.” About the Manson Family murders. Matt Smith (“The Crown”) plays charming Charlie Manson.
Just not right
Lousy Pelosi bares her teeth in replying to the president’s comments? But shuts those caps tight when her damn Dem gift-wraps 9/11 as “something happened”? Electing officials sworn to protect the United States of America — and they turn on us? This was in the Constitution?
Odds & ends
That was Ivana walking her Yorkie at 62nd and Mad . . . That was Julia Louis-Dreyfus saying: “The toughest job is being a showrunner” . . . That was Louise whatsername, Mrs. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, trying really really hard to get an acting job.
Quite a sight
“This astronomical stunner about photographing the black hole was terrific. Nobody’s seen anything burst into flame like that since Al Gore’s concession speech.”
Said only in New York, kids, only in New York.
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