Like many people, I've been fascinated with Iris Apfel, the subject of Albert Maysles latest film, for a few years now and this is a really lovely and touching portrait of her. Widely regarded as one of the foremost figures in the world of fashion and interior design, she's still plugging away at 93 years of age. On top of seeing her endeavors as a designer, consultant, teacher, muse, and the subject of some incredibly popular exhibitions and we get…
Furious 7 is probably the best film in the series, though I suppose that's somewhat dubious praise. A tighter focus on fewer characters and a few ingeniously choreographed extended action sequences are largely to thank for the improvement over past entries in the series. However, as usual, the humor doesn't work as well as the writers seem to think it does, some of the action sequences need some liberal editing, and the acting is serviceable at best. The Paul Walker stuff at the end was as treacly and ultimately worthless as I feared it would be, unfortunately. Still, it's an entertaining, mostly engaging piece of fluff.
Frances Ha is wonderful with a terrific script, a comedy that always works. It feels like a coming-of-age film, despite Frances being 27 years old. And while I don't think it's meant as any kind of negative social commentary, it perfectly captured the more and more prevalent extended period between being a student or someone who is totally reliant upon parents and being a responsible adult. The filmmakers poke fun at the idiosyncrasies and lifestyle of several of the characters…
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The best and worst thing about Thanks for Sharing is that it's a comedy about addiction ruining people's lives. Keeping things relatively light made the film enjoyable. I liked all the performances, with the highlight being P!nk, of all people. The romance was cute enough, the pacing was excellent, and I was always rooting for the characters. I'm not 100% happy with the conclusion that neatly arranges the characters into a good place of growth, but I did find the…