WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD is a melancholy comedy about blindness and boundaries. Grounded by performances by Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard that are wonders of anger and pain and absurdity, it examines the volatile emotions lurking beneath a family’s thin veneer of civility as it reaches a breaking point when reality intrudes on… Read More »
FRENCH EXIT is a deft comedy that is low key but also pointed and deeply affecting, despite concerning itself with the trials and tribulations of a woman who has raised superficiality and self-absorption to a high art.
The problem I run into when writing introductions is deciding what to include and what to leave out when listing the interviewee’s previous credits. In the case of John Krasinski and Margo Martindale, there wasn’t much I wanted to leave out (the woman has won THREE Emmys after all), leading me to crack a joke… Read More »
The challenge when talking with director Jonathan Lim and co-producer Daxing Zhang about PALI ROAD is making sure that we don’t reveal any of the wonderful twists and turns this psychological thriller takes. The story of a woman who wakes up from a coma to a life she doesn’t recognize, but peopled with familiar faces… Read More »
Josh Mond believes in the collective approach to filmmaking. As co-founder of Borderline Films, he and partners Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin produce each other’s films, which include Campos’ SIMON KILLER andDurkin’s MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. With JAMES WHITE, Mond takes his turn behind the camera, and, when I spoke with him and WHITE’s co-star,… Read More »
It is a testament to Meryl Streep’s stellar acting skills that she had kept her role in PRIME from devolving into a shrill caricature of a Jewish mother. And this is especially important given that hers is the only fully realized character to be found in this otherwise dreary excuse for a romantic comedy. The… Read More »