TABLE 19

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeffrey Blitz Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell, Margo Martindale, Amanda Crew, Thomas Cocquerel, Andrew Daly, Richard Haylor. People do weird things at weddings. Weddings, parties, or any dysfunctional gatherings are great fodder for filmmakers. The lavish wedding party that goes awry is particularly fertile territory, and we’ve had numerous films like Bride Wars, Rachel At The Wedding, Robert Altman’s sprawling A Wedding, etc that have exploited the Continue reading

THE ONE I LOVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Charlie McDowell Stars: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson. Mark Duplass is one of the darlings of the American independent film scene and one of the key figures of the whole so-called mumblecore scene, and his low budget films like Hump Day, Your Sister's Sister, Safety Not Guaranteed, etc, have found their niche with festival audiences. Marriages in crisis has been a consistent theme in many movies released this year, but The One I Love certainly puts a unique spin on the familiar theme that has underpinned lightweight numerous Continue reading

TAMMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Falcone Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd. No, this is not a remake of those wholesome romantic comedies from the 50s and 60s that starred either Sandra Dee or Debbie Reynolds as the slightly naive country girl. Rather this is an abrasive, crude and painfully unfunny comedy road movie starring Melissa McCarthy, the star of tv series Gilmore Girls and Mike & Molly and who also delivered a breakout scene stealing Continue reading