Something in the Dirt – first look review

As filmmakers Benson and Moorhead play men equally engaged in making a film – for which the characters too eventually settle on the title Something In The Dirt, and which was shot in the filmmakers’ actual apartments – the viewer is challenged to sort the real from the fictive in this dizzyingly reflexive hall of mirrors. Not long into Something In The Dirt, those wind chimes heard at the beginning (and end) are shown to be a hanging set of Matryoshka dolls – an apt symbol for a film offering…

Lucy and Desi – first-look review

Similarly, Executive Director of the National Comedy Center Journey Gunderson discusses how in recent decades there has been “disproportionate focus on how hard-nosed” Ball was behind the scenes and she puts it into context with working in that era. It is a partnership that continued after their divorce and the array of talking heads – that includes their daughter Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, Bette Midler, Carol Burnett, Norman Lear and academic experts – paints a vivid picture for new and old fans alike. Famously, the couple toured the US to prove…

Living – first-look review

Williams’ efforts to throw himself into a hedonistic lifestyle of drinking, pub-crawling, and staying out into the early mornings are successful, but short-lived, as he realizes that conventional means of hysteric fun are not the most fruitful means to help one feel alive. Williams, nicknamed “Mr. His ultimate attempt to live out his final days to the fullest are by throwing himself into his work and putting his heart into the causes he finds to matter, such as the construction of a children’s playground. Living – first-look review Oliver Hermanus…