Despite the glut of coming-of-age films which have saturated our screens of late, The Way Way Back manages to stand out. With a smart, funny script, cracking performances across the board and the best teenage outcast since American Beauty, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s directorial debut is a lovely way to round off the summer.…
Starring the grey fox Hugh Laurie, The Oranges is an above-average comedy about two suburban families who have their lives utterly bamboozled by an ill-advised romance. It may seem like just another quirky Juno clone on paper, but there’s definitely more to The Oranges than meets the eye. A number of gripes aside, this is a warm and decent comedy that you won’t regret watching.
Having escaped the horrors of Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House, The Good Olsen changes lanes for this, the latest film from festival darling Josh Radnor. A celebration of the encounters, life-lessons and serendipitous moments that comprise university life, the film will inevitably appeal to some more than others.
GOOD PEOPLE IN A GOOD THING, HURRAH!
Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret has been in production for nearly five years, delayed due to multiple set-backs arising from Lonergan’s stubborn pursuit of the elusive perfect cut (and further exasperated by multiple ongoing law suits), concluding in a limited release orchestrated by Fox Searchlight Pictures. With only a handful of showings across the country, Margaret may be the best film you never see this year.