Category: la film fest 2017

LA Film Fest 2017: The Big Sick, by David Bax 2

LA Film Fest 2017: The Big Sick, by David Bax

Specificity is key to what makes Michael Showalter’s The Big Sick such an unqualified success and easily the best romantic comedy since Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child. This isn’t (or at least isn’t primarily) an issue-driven movie in which a Muslim...

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LA Film Fest 2017: Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town, by David Bax

Introducing itself with a song by Corin Tucker’s pre-Sleater-Kinney band, Heavens to Betsy, Christian Papierniak’s Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town kicks off with energetic, punk rock promise. Soon, though, what Papierniak seems to be positioning as a quintessential Los...

LA Film Fest 2017: The Little Hours, by David Bax 0

LA Film Fest 2017: The Little Hours, by David Bax

It will be hard to avoid reviews of Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours that accuse it of being a “feature length sketch.” It’s not an entirely unfair charge, given the basic comedic presence of a film that takes place in the 14th...