The Intervention: Movie Review
Comedy and drama in an ensemble about marriage and life.
|The Intervention is the first feature film written and directed by actress Clea DuVall and she hits that sweet spot between comedy and drama. It’s an ensemble piece about four couples coming together for a weekend getaway at an old family estate in Savannah, Georgia. Although as the title suggests, it’s not a simple gathering, it’s an intervention.||2016 |
Directed by: Clea DuVall
Screenplay by: Clea Duvall
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Vincent Piazza, Ben Schwartz, Jason Ritter
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Spaceman: Movie Review
A baseball biopic filled with comedy and heart.
|When you start a film with “Most of this actually happened”, you better follow that up with a lot of off-the-wall, too-crazy-to-be-true stuff. Spaceman is the story of MLB pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee whose career was apparently filled with on and off-field antics, but the movie follows his life after he loses his Montreal Expos contract, and although that does make the movie a bit more pedestrian, it still has a lot of humorous moments and a lot of heart.||2016 |
Directed by: Brett Rapkin
Screenplay by: Brett Rapkin
Starring: Josh Duhamel
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Joshy: Movie Review
Engaging characters shine through in a dark comedy balancing humour and tragedy.
|Joshy’s tagline “The wedding’s off. The party’s on.” might make you think of a pure comedy born from a romantic comedy-styled break-up. You would probably be forgiven even though that’s not it. However, it is the type of movie where the less you know going in, the better it is. So I’ll just say, it’s a dark comedy. It starts dark, it gets funny, and then it gets heavy. And I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.||2016 |
Directed by: Jeff Baena
Screenplay by: Jeff Baena
Starring: Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally
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Undrafted: Movie Review
One baseball game, some comedy, some loud personalities, and one epic inning.
|Let’s make this simple. If you don’t like baseball, this movie is not for you. However, if you do like baseball, it’s worth reading on. This has been compared to Everybody Wants Some!! but there are some key differences. While Everybody Wants Some!! is about the lives (college, partying, booze, and girls) of baseball players, this movie is about baseball players actually playing baseball.||2016 |
Directed by: Joseph Mazzello
Screenplay by: Joseph Mazzello
Starring: Aaron Tveit, Tyler Hoechlin
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Dear Eleanor: Movie Review
Charming and entertaining journey with history, family, friends and an escaped convict.
|Dear Eleanor combines so many perfectly compatible elements that it just effortlessly tells a story both fun and light, and historically interesting. Set in 1962 with two fifteen year-old girls, the movie is part road trip comedy, part historical drama, part coming-of-age dramedy, and all flows together very nicely because the adventure the girls find themselves in is funny, delightful, thought-provoking and very charming.||2016 |
Directed by: Kevin Connolly
Screenplay by: Cecilia Contreras, Amy Garcia
Starring: Liana Liberator, Isabelle Fuhrman
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