Author Archives: Jake Kring-Schreifels

Queen Of Earth: Alex Ross Perry’s Cycle Of Sadness

Queen Of Earth: Alex Ross Perry’s Cycle Of Sadness

It’s a common paradox that when a film’s main character has hit rock bottom, the actor embodying the downfall is actually soaring. Just a couple of minutes into Alex Ross Perry’s fourth feature “Queen Of Earth,” this is already the case. Sure, it helps that Perry has written an opening scene with his protagonist, Catherine,

Review: The Overnight

Less frisky than it leads on, but more explicit than you’d expect, The Overnight, a short-circuited suburban comedy, offers an unpredictable excursion into latent marital and sexual anxieties. At least, those are the broad themes director Patrick Brice brings to some previously mined territory, most notably 1969’s “Bob & Carol &Ted & Alice,” about two

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Bao Nguyen (Director – ‘Live From New York’)

Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing the American Story for 40 years. Live From New York! explores the show’s early years, an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades

Review: ‘Ballet 422’

Directed by Jody Lee Lipes Featuring Justin Peck and the New York City Ballet Now playing in NYC & select theaters If you have paid close attention to popular culture over the last several years, you might believe ballet, an artistic dance form predicated on grace, poise and strength, has been reduced to loud melodrama

Review: ‘Song One’

Written & Directed by Kate Barker-Froyland Starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Ben Rosenfield & Mary Steenburgen Now Playing in Select Theaters During her week of promotion for Song One, Anne Hathaway stopped by The Daily Show to chat with Jon Stewart. Quickly they were dying in laughter. She zipped out a condensed version of the

Review: ‘Loitering With Intent’

Directed by Adam Rapp Starring Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei, Ivan Martin, Michael Godere & Natasha Lyonne  Now Playing in Select Theaters There are too many movies right now in which Sam Rockwell is the only thing worth watching in them. It’s disappointing. These aren’t big studios pushing him to the margins for younger, marketable stars.

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