Tag: Sam Shepard

COLD IN JULY Review

     May 23, 2014

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Cold in July opens today in limited release.] Genre is a lifeline. We cling to it in order to guide our expectations of a film, and while …

Sundance 2014: COLD IN JULY Review

     January 20, 2014

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Genre is a lifeline.  We cling to it in order to guide our expectations of a film, and while genres can be blended, we expect them to remain consistent.  But just because a clearly stated genre is conventional, that doesn’t …

TIFF 2013: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Review

     September 9, 2013

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It’s tough to decide if August: Osage County is foremost an insightful work about the dark, twisted, occasionally humorous nature of family, or if it’s good platform to showcase big performances.  Either way, it’s an engaging picture that features memorable …