As it may seem for the last 6 months or so of writing this blog I’ve been taking a quote-unquote brief hiatus, but instead of it being from odd stress here and there and writer’s block this new hiatus is because of no internet access. 88 more words
Tags » Film Journalism
Plot: When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother’s house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.
Why It’s A Staff Pick: Though I consider “Laurel Canyon” the lesser of brilliant writer-director Lisa Cholodenko’s three movies, the others being “High Art” and “The Kids Are All Right”, it’s still a very well-written and well-developed character study of a young couple being brought into this hedonistic lifestyle completely unlike their own. 60 more words
Plot: After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality.
Almost every year in film there’s a slew of coming-of-age dramas that are either hyped-up unbelievable or come unexpectedly, and to be honest the majority of them, or at least the ones that I have seen, are not too great. 339 more words