The Chair makes for a quick binge with a total run time of three hours and a wonderful leading performance from actress Sandra Oh. Jin-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) is the first female to take on the role of Pembroke University’s English department chair. It comes at a time that has a lot going on. One, Professor Kim wants to see to it that Yaz McKay (Nana Mensah) makes tenure. Two, she also needs to work…"The Chair: Sandra Oh is Wonderful"
Horse Girl features a superb performance from writer-star Alison Brie while the film also has something to say about mental illness. Sarah (Alison Brie) works at an arts and crafts store with Joan (Molly Shannon). While it pays the bills, Sarah would rather be taking care of her favorite horse or watching her favorite supernatural TV show. Much to the dismay of roommate Nikki (Debby Ryan), of course. Nikki does her best to get Sarah…"Sundance 2020: Horse Girl"
Pink Wall is an experimental film that marks the transition of Tom Cullen as an actor to that of a director and screenwriter. This is a film that takes place over the course of six years in Jenna (Tatiana Maslany) and Leon’s (Jay Duplass) relationship. The story is told by way of flashing back and forth during important moments in their six year relationship. It may complicate the narrative with regards to following the story…"SXSW 2019: Pink Wall"
Taking place over the course of 24 hours, the relationship-driven Duck Butter may be a lesbian-themed film but there’s so much more to the film than just that alone. Before the film gets into the thick of the action, it’s learned early on that Naima (Alia Shawkat) is an actress currently working in a Duplass Brothers film with the likes of Jake (Kumail Nanjiani) and Kate (Lindsay Burdge). Because the film takes place over the…"Tribeca 2018: Duck Butter"
Featuring strong acting performances, Outside In is a character study exploring the struggles of a man upon his release from jail. With films like Your Sister’s Sister, director Lynn Shelton has set a reputation of being at her best when her films combine comedy and drama. Outside In plays more to the dramatic side than comedy. This isn’t to say it’s a bad film because it most assuredly is not but it’s a film that…"SXSW 2018: Outside In (Dir. Lynn Shelton)"
Landline takes us back to the 1990s as Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre re-teams with writer/producer Elisabeth Holm, and actress Jenny Slate. Directed by Robespierre from a screenplay by Elizabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, Landline stars Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, and John Turturro. Chicago native Gigi Pritzker is one of the produces for Odd Lot Entertainment. Dana Jacobs recently became engaged to Ben (Duplass) and she finds herself dealing…"Landline: Sisters bond through Family Secrets and Lies"
Beatriz at Dinner offers intriguing social commentary as a healer takes on a business mogul at dinner and throughout the evening. Directed by Miguel Arteta from a screenplay written by Mike White, the indie film stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, David Warshofsky, and John Early. Beatriz (Hayek) is invited to her client’s dinner party at her Newport Beach mansion when her car breaks down. Beatriz is so…"Beatriz at Dinner: Healer takes on Business Mogul"