BY Ivanna Avalos
on Aug 08, 2012
Picked as the opening night film for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Hello I Must Be Going stars Melanie Lynskey as Amy, a 35-year-old who moves back into her parents’ suburban home seeking refuge following her divorce and begins an affair with 19-year-old actor, Jeremy (Christopher Abbott).
Writer Sarah Koskoff says the film is a story she’s wanted to tell for a long time, a story “about somebody who’s always in the background of her own life. The one who gives the narcissists the attention they need—and really pays for it. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Aug 06, 2012
Director Craig Zobel’s newest film, “Compliance," explores why humans are so likely to do what they’re told, especially if they've got an authority figure calling the shots. Based on true events, the film takes place at a fictional fast food restaurant, ChickWich. Its manager (played by Ann Dowd) receives a call from a man identifying himself as a police officer, who claims that one of the restaurant's employees (played by Dreama Walker) stole money from a customer. The man on the phone proceeds to give the manager instructions for interrogating her young employee. Read More
BY Intern Ariana
on Aug 03, 2012
With all of the political and economic issues going on in America, it’s hard to remember that there are much bigger things going on out there. There are countries trapped in violent civil wars, drugs trafficking and people are dying every day.
This is where We Women Warriors comes into play. It opens our eyes (and hearts) to the truly dangerous issues going on in Colombia. There’s a civil conflict between three groups, the actual Colombian government, paramilitary groups and guerilla fighters.
We Women Warriors isn’t preachy or overly violent. Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein
on Aug 01, 2012
It didn't help that I saw the ironically titled Celeste and Jesse Forever post break-up, so consider that a warning. If the humor hadn't consisted of jacking off with a piece of baby corn and a gay Elijah Wood, I would have desperately sought out the theater's nearest exit to escape the sweaty interior of the on-screen friendship. Thank goddess some people are just as perverted as I am.
Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) are a couple in the process of a divorce that can't seem to stay away from each other. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on Jul 18, 2012
Queen of Versailles follows the lives of the billionaire Siegel family, documenting its journey from riches to rags, but the movie reaches further than the confines of the Siegel's massive home. The affecting film ultimately examines the American Dream, and reveals the outcomes and consequences of blindly chasing success.
Originally meant to chronicle the construction of the Siegels' 90,000 square-foot home (the largest house in America) in Florida, the documentary shifts focus when the financial crisis strikes in 2008. Read More