Evening Flix comprises a series of movies examining the lives, works and worlds of various artists. Here’s a quick guide to what’s being shown.
While Alex Galvin’s new sci-fi feature proves to be a technical success, it falters on an emotional level due to some irritating performances and underwritten characters.
Rust and Bone really should have been titled Raw and Bloody—such is the level of realism and graphic imagery that prevails in this French film.
For the purposes of your global education, here is Salient’s guide to the highlights of the Documentary Edge Film Festival 2013.
As a rom-com, it does the comedy well but the romance poorly.
Despite featuring a well-honed sense of visual flair, Trance is an appalling pile of drivel, assailing the audience with a chaotic story that never once makes you care about what’s going on.
Rust and Bone: The effervescent Marion Cotillard received considerable praise for her performance in this tale of a killer whale trainer who suffers a horrific accident, with Time pointing out that she “demonstrates again her eerie ability to write complex feelings on her face without grandstanding her emotions”. Trance: Danny Boyle returns to the silver [...]
Directed by Josh Radnor I was really looking forward to Liberal Arts, Josh Radnor’s second directorial feature, after a glowing round of reviews that promised a clever indie rom-com that would make me lust after my own oedipal trajectory for more than four seconds. Unfortunately, it’s just a Garden State for the Peter Pan generation—that [...]