Click here to listen to the interview. Swedish director Björn Runge took many risks with THE WIFE, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer. The story of an older couple coming to a long-simmering crossroad in their 40-year-old marriage when the husband wins a Nobel Prize is not designed for the demographic studios usually seek.… Read More »
JANE GOT A GUN tries to evoke Leone (check the duster Jane sports) and Ford (check the mesas that surround her), but without the intensity of the former, or the adventure of the latter. What’s left is a stereopticon of a post-modern morality tale that can’t overcome its own inertia.
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE are all aspects of the character played by Elizabeth Olsen in a transcendent performance. When I spoke to her and the film’s writer/director Sean Durkin on September 1, 2011, I started by asking about the choice to have Olsen’s character be mostly silent throughout the film. What followed was a discussion… Read More »