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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: And Then I Go, by David Bax

In one of the very first scenes of Vincent Grashaw’s And Then I Go, fourteen-year-old protagonist Edwin (Arman Darbo) struggles to open an uncooperative locker in a middle school hallway during the brief, cacophonous rush between periods. The intimate and tangible...

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...