What we have here is that increasingly rare type of movie that trusts its actors to flesh out its characters properly. The script, penned by Stuart Blumberg and director Lisa Cholodenko, doesn’t see the need to spell out every one of these people’s motivations in dialogue because, after all, life isn’t like that. Thankfully, the [...]
First, I must address the obvious question: why has festival coverage shifted from Day Two, Part 1 to Day Four, Part 1? Aren’t ‘ya skipping Part 2 of Day Two and all of Day Three, Danny?
The answer: yes, you are correct. But not to worry — the abrupt shift only comes because I have not yet had time to write about my screenings on Days Two and Three (watch for those posts to come late tonight and around midday tomorrow) but want to make sure you are all aware of the big film playing today (Day Four), hence the lack of chronology.[Read more]
Oh how time flies when one’s life is full of schoolwork and screenings. I managed to post two reviews over the past week, but I never wrote about my second and final day at this year’s San Diego Film Festival. As I had predicted, it was indeed better than the first. Unfortunately, the movies I saw were still far from what would desire from a larger-market film festival. [Read more]