Despite being perhaps a less-than-perfect adaptation of its source material, Garth Jennings' 2005 take on Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a visually interesting and overlooked picture, and I've awaited what would come next from the music video director.
It's finally arrived in Son of Rambow, a look at a sheltered boy making a homemade Rambo sequel with the help of his camcorder-toting friend. It sounds kind of hokey and overly-inspiring--and it may well be--but it also looks quirky, charming and heartfelt, and far more worthwhile than the actual Rambo. And with its talented, surprisingly naturalistic child cast, it will make you question why we let Dakota Fanning and Abigail Breslin continue believing they're four-and-a-half-foot Meryl Streeps.
I really like what I've seen thus far from Son of Rambow, but this poster--the overtly-militant boy, stringy brown hair, strangely pouty lips--reminds me a little too much of that movie-reviewing, porn addict-crticizing, snowman fighting feral child making the viral video round... / Continue →
Did you like Julie Delpy's 2007 romantic-dramedy 2 Days in Paris? Well, then just wait until you see where Julie Delpy is spending 48 hours this time! (It's New York.) Now she's ditched Adam Goldberg for Chris Rock, and sister and father have come to visit and show off their re... / Continue →
With a story involving a confused, death-obsessed, young protagonist who converses with a WWII-era Japanese ghost only he can see, and a romance with a beautiful but eccentric hospitalized girl, Restless has all the familiar trappings of a standard issue quirky debut from a dir... / Continue →