Road trips movies are inevitably about the forces that pull us apart and/or draw us together. Boundaries, from writer-director Shana Feste, uses this vehicle to look at three generations of a family in need of both distance and reunion. Laura (Vera Farminga) has a problem setting limits, as is seen in the fact that she… [Read More]
The Meyerowitz family has spent their lives talking past each other. How can they find ways to say the important things that must be said? Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is a comic, yet painful look at a family that must struggle to get past a lifetime of the barriers they have built between each other.
Do lies undermine lives—or does the discovery of the truth bring ruination? In The Daughter, an Australian adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns home after several years abroad for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv). The estrangement between father and son has tension… [Read More]