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  • August: Osage County

    August: Osage County


    I saw a particularly well-received staging of the original play, so I went into the film both with a familiarity with the story and a sense of contrast between the two mediums.

    The film disappointed. Everything that had worked so well theatrically failed to translate onto screen, and the film feels like it's caught between trying to take ownership of the cinematic medium and pay homage to its theatrical roots.

    The performances are still great, although what was a very…