The multilayered dark comedy Breaking News in Yuba County is one of those films that’s nowhere near as good as it looks on paper.
One of the most unnecessarily mean spirited, unfunny, unassured, and cynical comedies in quite some time, Little takes a tried and true genre formula that often yields feel good results and squanders it on pettiness and lame gags.
An impassioned, emotional, and vital look at a young person of colour growing up in America, George Tillman Jr.s’ The Hate U Give isn’t a perfect piece of cinematic activism or even a narratively balanced bit of storytelling, but it’s still perfect in all the ways that matter most.
Writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s intricately constructed character study Support the Girls boasts a story that could have provided ample fodder for a low-brow, crowd pleasing comedy.
New this week, Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx star in the action-thriller, Law Abiding Citizen; and in the biopic Coco Avant Chanel, Audrey Tautou portrays one of fashion’s most important women.