Ode to Joy makes sure that its two leads have chemistry between them but as far as the laughs go, they feel like they’re few and far between. Brooklyn librarian Charlie (Martin Freeman) suffers from cataplexy. What this means for the New York Mets fan–based on clothing choices–is that he is paralyzed by the feeling of joy. Consequently, this means that something as small as the act of finding love results in paralysis. Because of…"Ode to Joy: Rom-com lacking in laughs"
With its mix of comedy and drama, Being Frank (formerly You Can Choose Your Family) delivers the goods in filmmaker Miranda Bailey’s narrative feature directorial debut. Frank Hansen (Jim Gaffigan) is a awful human. He’s perhaps the worst human of the world even if he isn’t willing to admit it. Frank’s problem is that he has two sets of everything but nothing is more secretive than his having two families. All his trips for work…"SXSW 2018: Being Frank (You Can Choose Your Family)"