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Film review - Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz, 2016)

Wiener-Dog is a 2016 portmanteau black comedy written and directed by Todd Solondz. The phrase “black comedy” in this sense is somewhat skewed, for whilst the comedy is sporadic, the blackness of the story is fairly consistent. 292 more words

American Cinema

Francois Truffaut liked to watch a film multiple times before formulating an opinion. This is a luxury that most critics don’t have or want in this “Gotta get my opinion out there first” world we live in today. 472 more words


Actor Appreciation Week 2 Review: Frances Ha (2012)

One of the best films of the last few years, and arguably one of the greatest indie films of all time, Frances Ha sparkles because of the kooky, infectious joy of Greta Gerwig’s greatest performance. 235 more words


Actor Appreciation Week 2 Review: Mistress America (2015)

In Mistress America, as in everything he writes, Noah Baumbach has crafted complex characters who are deeply flawed. Most are rather self-centered, obsessing over their image in society whilst only half-listening to the issues of their friends, and so could really be ripped straight from Lola Kirke’s sister’s show Girls. 192 more words


Actor Appreciation Week 2 Review: Maggie's Plan (2015)

Maggie’s Plan focuses on the titular character’s struggle (Greta Gerwig) as she hopes to have a child through artificial insemination but at the same time falls for a married man (Ethan Hawke). 280 more words


Actor Appreciation Week 2 Review: Greenberg (2010)

Noah Baumbach does not write simple, one-dimensional characters. Each and every one of his films is filled to the brim with complex characters who are not simply there to be the traditional likeable protagonist. 366 more words


Actor Appreciation Week 2: Greta Gerwig

This week, here at matt’s nerdy life, we have been watching the films of the incomparable indie darling Greta Gerwig. Her new film Wiener Dog has just been released in select cinemas so we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate her work so far. 118 more words