Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Rain Man took it out for a spin two decades ago. But there seems to be a resurgence of them lately—a couple of months back, William Hurt and Kristen Stewart took the road (forgettably) in The Yellow Handkerchief, while Jamey Sheridan took the solo route to self-discovery in Handsome Harry a couple of weeks ago. But no one puts a fresh spin on this notion; it remains an easy, formulaic contrivance, a lazy way to create conflict and deliver shaky emotional payoffs. When you’re on the road, who knows what you’ll get into—but you just might learn something about yourself!
I did two of them: A rundown of the best under-the-radar movies for Flavorwire (read it here), and an overall festival wrap-up, including top five and a full list of reviews, for DVD Talk (read it here). There's already plenty of shared text between them, so I'll not crosspost here; just click to check 'em out.
That is all.