When I saw this film at AFI Fest, it played to a packed house. It wasn’t one of the films I was especially looking forward to. But I found it enjoyable in the absurd humor and the idiocy of the characters.
The final day at AFI Fest gave me a chance to finish off with two more films before I made my way home to a more reasonable schedule and eating habits. Both films played before good sized crowds for a Thursday afternoon. Claire Denis’s Bright Sunshine In (aka Let the Sunshine In) (World Cinema section)… [Read More]
To be clear, I had not read Paula Hawkins’ thriller before seeing the stories of three suburban women unfold onscreen in Tate Taylor’s (The Help, Get on Up) cinematic version of The Girl on the Train. Like Gone Girl, I had the sense early that the gradient versions of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ would filter differently as the… [Read More]