Life Itself revels in the shameless emotional manipulation stemming from the ham-fisted tendencies of its own maker.
Sloppy and haphazard where it should be calculatedly chaotic, it can’t ever seem to settle on an appropriate tone.
Both Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson understand the greatest pain of loss to be rooted in its searing inexpressibility.
Like Cake, Meadowland takes a slow, painfully close look at the effects of a parent losing a child.
Interview: Olivia Wilde and Reed Morano Talk Meadowland
The star and director spoke to us about the haunted intimacy of Meadowland from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Sans a single compositional sleight of hand, it merely delighting in turning lights on and off and watching Zoe appear in random places.
If the glue holding Crash’s arcs together was Paul Haggis’s belief in the power of racism, this time it’s love.
A sexily chaotic parody of entitlement becomes just another tale of a white dude learning that there are worse things in life than essentially having no problems.
Mumblecore, schmumblecore, Drinking Buddies finds Joe Swanberg growing confidently into his status as one of America’s most promising contemporary poets of not-quite-youthful confusion.