Posts Tagged ‘Margarita Levieva’

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Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland, 2015)

September 9, 2015

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Writer-director Leslye Headland’s Sleeping with Other People is, it’s fair to say, a lot less acerbic than her debut feature, Bachelorette, but there’s still a degree of raunchiness and vulgar bite to make this stand out from considerably tamer romantic comedies. Many early festival reviews have been keen to compare it to When Harry Met Sally (or give it the moniker “When Harry F**ked Sally”), and although there’s still a considerable gap in quality between the two, the comparison is not too off-base. It’s a worthy 21st century successor, with a similarly strong pair of leads at its centre, albeit a more disreputable, often mean-spirited duo than Harry and Sally…

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Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 2009)

January 26, 2012

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Adventureland is an especially good entry into the period coming-of-age film canon, its sharp eye for era detail, in the vein of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, never leading to over romanticising of its 1980s setting. Initially seeming to be full of stock characters and scenarios for this sub-genre, the film impresses in its leisurely, assured exploration of its characters, both major and minor, affording depth that elevates any stereotypical elements they may possess. Read the rest of this entry ?