Browsing all articles from June, 2015.
* * * A good-natured sex farce about the insecure male ego and flirting with marital experimentation, The Overnight is a cheerfully raunchy ode to ennui and swinging that is revolutionary in its own small ways. Light as a feather but no less enjoyable—actually quite enjoyable—this broad roundelay is the smartest crude comedy in a […]
Great (Adam) Scott: The Overnight Star Takes on Male Ego and Marital Identity in Uproarious Sex Comedy
Adam Scott, the affably winning charmer of the hit series Parks and Recreation, has spent over twenty years in the movie business etching sharp funnymen in pictures like Knocked Up and Step Brothers and compelling everymen in more serious outings like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Friends with Kids, among others. With fifty-five […]
In the Beginning, Electronica: Sven Hansen-Løve and Félix de Givry Find, and Exit Eden in Personal Story of a Musical Life
What is the price of sleepwalking through your own life, as years pass, friends move on, other people grow up and plant roots—and you don’t? Filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden is at once an exhilarating illumination of youth culture and a serious examination of a life half—or less than half—lived, a portrait of the artist as […]
* * * The latest entry in the haunted family saga of otherworldly entities and vengeful spirits, Insidious: Chapter 3 is notable for one reason, and a good one—veteran character actress Lin Shaye as reticent medium Elise Rainier. If awards were given for performances in genre films—and they should be—Shaye would clean up. Toiling for […]