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Besson has big ideas that get taken over by his "Transporter"-style need for over-the-top action and violence.
After last year's "Drinking Buddies," this is probably Swanberg's second most accessible work to date, and part of his continued evolution from a filmmaker once known as the king of mumblecore. Long may it continue.
If you feel a frisson of dread at the prospect of the new Woody Allen movie, you can be forgiven. But don't worry: It's not a disaster. Nor is it a masterpiece. It's more like a flat line.
Zach Braff's Kickstarter-fueled follow-up to his indie hit "Garden State" is a sweet film despite it's uncertainties.
Elders suffering dementia, and younger people medically institutionalized thanks to mental illness or degenerative diseases, are at risk of simply being medically warehoused. But they still have the potential for rich inner life -- and music could be key.
Gondry might be offering a vision of how time chews everything to bits, or how anxiety and despair infect youthful happiness. In any case, this filmic fairy tale is as colorful, unexpected, grim, and yet energetic as anything in the canon of film.
There's a moment here where Diaz is lambasting Segal, both of them stretching their faces in some weird attempt to approximate human vulnerability. She's standing in front of a fridge, and one of the kid's drawings is of a very specific food item: "Corn."
An unnecessary sequel proves that the filmmakers are inept at creating a linear film with a consistent tone.
Avoid watching the trailer for Mike Cahill's second feature so as not to spoil the thoughtful and impactful ideas he offers his audience.
For an example of cinema-as-lifestyle-porn, see Rob Reiner's latest movie.