| Jul 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Before seeing director Joe Swanberg’s appealing new Chicago-made film, “Happy Christmas,” at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, I talked to some of the stars on the red carpet. Here’s what they had to say (along with a few quotes offered during a post-movie Q&A).
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"Happy Christmas" is a petite, lived-in character comedy of the Mumblecore school just a group of chatty twentysomethings, drinking, growing beards and having the occasional bathroom hook-up as they think about growing up.
It's the latest from writer-...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for dramedy "Happy Christmas" from writer-director Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies").
The film was sold to Paramount and Magnolia Pictures out of this year's Sundance Film Festival.
It stars Anna Kendrick...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Self-conscious, tonally uncertain and thematically vague, "The Big Ask" is a premise in search of a movie, one that co-directors Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman never quite find.
This sluggish film involves a Joshua Tree-area getaway for three...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....