SXSW 2019: Booksmart

With a strong focus on female friendship, Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, is the next great classic high school comedy. It’s very easy to see the influence of a filmmaker like Amy Heckerling in watching this film.  She’s the filmmaker who directed both Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless.  These two films inspired a generation and Booksmart is sure to follow. Both Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) may be best friends but they’re…

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Sundance 2019: Corporate Animals

Corporate Animals finds a way to hysterically comment on workplace situations during a team-building exercise that just happens to go wrong. The film sucks us in with a commercial for the Incredible Edible Cutlery Company.  The company’s mission is to rid the planet of disposable plastic cutlery.  While it’s not a bad idea in theory, it’s easier said than done.  Run by CEO Lucy Vanderton (Demi Moore), she’s hoping that a corporate retreat in the New Mexico desert…

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The Incredible Jessica James is innovative, genuine

Releasing on Netflix this week, The Incredible Jessica James is one of the best comedies that I’ve seen this year. Written and directed by Jim Strouse, the comedy stars Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells.  Zabryna Guevera, Taliyah Whitaker, Sarah Jones, Will Stephen, Susan Heyward, and Megan Ketch also star. Jessica Williams, The Daily Show alumnus, breaks out in her role as Jessica James, a young playwright in New York City.  At…

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