When birth and death are so near in a film, we should expect that we are being asked to reflect not just on mortality, but on the meaning of all that lies between those two bookends of life.
“My childhood room is filled with trophies like these but I haven’t won a thing in my life!”–Charlie (Nicholas Braun) Boasting a lineup that includes Bryan Cranston, Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Cho, and John C. McGinley, Get a Job must be a rocking good time, right? Director Dylan Kidd’s film can be summed up in Cranston’s… [Read More]
Written by Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra), Mr. Right takes audiences places that films like Killers or Grosse Point Blank went before: into the heart of the rom-com, only this time, there are assassins. Playing on Anna Kendrick’s good girl persona, the film follows Martha, as she rebounds from an unfaithful boyfriend into the arms of Francis (Rockwell). Somehow, Francis had… [Read More]
It’s not so much a story of looking for work as it is a story that seeks to consider what makes work valuable in our lives. That ties it into the way our culture has adopted the Protestant work ethic.