Review Fix 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage: ‘The D Train’ Review

Jay Rosenblatt’s short, “The D-Train,” is a ride on mass transit that you’ll soon forget.

In spite of its unique presentation, it’s more like a routine train ride, void of any charisma and filled with monotony.

Ultimately, it’s a complete bore.

In this short, Rosenblatt takes stock footage and film of a man in various places, such as a train platform, a train and a park bench and combines them to create what is supposed to be a metaphorical tale to signify the passage of time over the course of the man’s life. Instead, it feels as if these two separate sections, the footage of the elderly man and the montage, are two completely separate entities, mashed together.

As a result, it’s hard to see the real connection between all of these shots, which include couples kissing, children playing and even a shot of the male genitalia.

Even with a run-time of five minutes, it all seems like too much. Just a sit through of it is a chore.

In the end, it’s hard to appreciated a film so disjointed that it makes little sense. Of all the short films at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, this is easily one that should be skipped.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the upcoming book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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