Friday, July 27, 2012

Antonioni, Stiller/Vaughn/Hill/Ayoade and Rising Stars of the Comedy World

My published writing for this week represents a rather a diverse set of work, so, for a change, the following links don't lead exclusively to snarky reviews of subpar new releases. Not to worry, there's plenty of that, too, (and I save some special venom for the new Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn/Jonah Hill/Richard Ayoade sci-fi/comedy The Watch), but there's also my consideration of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1964 masterpiece Red Desert and profiles of two up-and-coming comedians which I contributed to Variety's "10 comics to watch" feature.

Film reviews
Red Desert (Little White Lies)
The Watch (Slant)
Big Boys Gone Bananas* (Time Out New York)
Deranged (Indiewire)

Comedian profiles:
Kurt Braunohler (Variety)
Rory Scovel (Variety)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The July Longlist

It's been awhile, so let's get right into it. Here are my reviews from the last two weeks:

Trishna (Slant - originally posted during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival)
Union Square (Slant)
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (Slant)
Crazy Eyes (Slant)
Ponies (Village Voice)
Starry Starry Night (Village Voice)
Grassroots (Time Out New York)
Family Portrait in Black and White (Indiewire)