Picks and Pans Review: Tribeca Film Festival
updated 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
SPEED RACER Tribeca always tries to land a couple of high-profile Hollywood films to glam up its roster, and while this year's titles don't match the wattage of last year's Spider-Man 3, plenty of fans will still want an early peek at Speed Racer. It's brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski's (The Matrix) reworking of the Japanese animated TV show about a young race car driver. Emile Hirsch and Christina Ricci star.
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE Madonna turns activist, serving as narrator, writer and producer of a documentary about the plight of orphans in Malawi, the African nation where she adopted her son David, now 2.
WAR, INC. John Cusack wrote and stars in a satire about war, corporate greed and the Middle East. Hilary Duff (below, with scorpion) costars.
SAVAGE GRACE Julianne Moore (right) pulls out all the stops as a monstrous mother in a film about '60s socialite Barbara Baekeland.