John Carroll Lynch’s Lucky is an impeccably acted yet sentimental film that’s bashful about said sentimentality.
Paterson’s sunny aesthetic and disposition marks a stylistic departure for writer-director Jim Jarmusch.
Aside from an obligatory nod to how bullying has been amplified by the advent of social media, the script is often a word-for-word recitation of the first film.
Go back to the first episode of Luck and you’ll see how much is made of a little goat (known for his giant testicles) that hangs out in Turo’s barn.
There’s no getting around the fact that this week’s episode of Luck was overstuffed with exposition.
It’s in this episode where one is first able to grasp how the different permutations of fortune have washed the show’s ensemble ashore.
When Farrell and Foxx are in motion, they’re able to coast along on their charismatic movie star presences.
There’s a queasy uncertainty to The Terminal, a thematic discord apparent in the film’s consistently restless mise-en-scène.