I've been a fan of Joe Swanberg's stuff in the past, even if I could admit that his "mumblecore" works have been borderline-nothing films. Not a lot happens in Swanberg projects, but there have been enough consistently funny characters and interactions in some of the films that keep me coming back for more.
Lately we have seen him make a slow transition into a more mainstream sensibility while trying to simultaneously maintain his ultra-indie feel. I remember giving last year's…
No film this year took me by bigger surprise than Silver Linings Playbook, a dazzling romantic comedy featuring the type of dysfunctional people that reside in David O. Russell's wheelhouse as a filmmaker. Not since Three Kings and Flirting With Disaster has he been so in tune with his strengths, and it resulted in what might be his crowning achievement.
As much as both The Fighter and I Heart Huckabees are enormously appreciated by most people, I found each of…
I saw this on opening night, but I've waited two days to write down some of my thoughts on it and it already feels like I'm late to the party. There have been countless reviews logged in on here as of late, so I feel compelled to keep this semi-short and ultra-sweet, because its outrageous brilliance is no longer a mystery.
We knew it would only be a matter of time before Tarantino would create an epic spaghetti western, and…