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Entries from December 2009

Going In That Direction of Straight Guys and Gay Porn

December 25th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Humpday (2009) Written by Lynn Shelton Directed by Lynn Shelton Produced by Lynn Shelton MPAA rating: “R for some strong sexual content, pervasive language and a scene of drug use” Running time: 94 minutes Should I Care? Lynn Shelton provoked more than one journalist to crown her “the female Judd Apatow” in the summer of […]

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Tags: Black comedy · Drunk scene · Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Psychoanalysis · Unconventional romance

In Such a Rough Place

December 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

SherryBaby (2006) Written by Laurie Collyer Directed by Laurie Collyer Produced by Elevation Filmworks/ Big Beach Films MPAA rating: “R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug content” Running time: 96 minutes Should I Care? Maggie Gyllenhaal picked up a Golden Globe nomination (her second) for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Brother/sister relationship · Drunk scene · Father/daughter relationship · Gangsters and hoodlums · Interrogation · Mother/daughter relationship

Some Strange, Humanist Buddy Picture

December 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Savages (2007) Written by Tamara Jenkins Directed by Tamara Jenkins Produced by This Is That Productions/ Ad Hominem/ Cooper’s Town Productions/ Lone Star Film Group/ Fox Searchlight MPAA rating: “R for some sexuality and language” Running time: 113 minutes Should I Care? In Slums of Beverly Hills — the feature film writing and directing […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Brother/sister relationship · Father/daughter relationship · Midlife crisis · Psychoanalysis · Road trip