LOCKE Review

     April 25, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Locke opens today in limited release.] When a film is executed under a series of conditions, it can feel like an exercise. It can come off like …

Sundance 2014: LOCKE Review

     January 18, 2014

When a film is executed under a series of conditions, it can feel like an exercise.  It can come off like a director running a test rather than telling a story.  But we also know that restrictions can spur creativity …

I GIVE IT A YEAR Review

     August 8, 2013

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.  I Give It a Year opens tomorrow in limited release.] Dan Mazer‘s I Give It a Year is the rom-com in reverse and two rom-coms in one. …

SXSW 2013: I GIVE IT A YEAR Review

     March 13, 2013

Dan Mazer‘s I Give It a Year is the rom-com in reverse and two rom-coms in one.  Mazer takes the difficult task of showing a marriage fall apart, and turns it into a surprisingly funny and witty comedy that never …