Author Archives: Jake Kring-Schreifels

Review: The Overnight

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.

Review: ‘A Most Violent Year’

Written & Directed by JC Chandor Starring Oscar Issac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel & David Oyolewo Now Playing in Select Theaters A Most Violent Year begins with Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues.” The song, like the film it introduces, is chilling and soulful. Gaye recorded it in 1971 and the rhythmic piano chords

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