Posts Tagged ‘Juno Temple’

Sundance Film Review: Little Birds

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

“Little Birds” tells the story of two childhood friends who runaway from home seeking adventure. All their lives Alison and Lily have lived near The Salton Sea, in my opinion one of the most depressing places I’ve ever seen. One day they meet a group of boys and in some way Lily feels that they could lead her to a better life. A couple days pass and Alison and Lily run away to Los Angeles leaving their families and lives behind; but once there they find that their fantasies of adventure were just that, fantasies.

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Sundance Film Review: Gregg Araki’s Kaboom

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Kaboom (2010)

Kaboom (2010)

Gregg Araki‘s tenth film Kaboom is unapologetically funny, sexual, inappropriate, and apocalyptic.  In short, it was entertaining and pretty brilliant.  The movie is a fast-paced, sex-driven, drug-fueled, surreal, highly-stylized, live-action graphic novel about coming of age and dealing simultaneously with the stress of college and the end of the world.  If that description seems crazy or a little bit confusing, just wait until you see the film.  But throughout all of the craziness, I was thoroughly entertained, amused, amazed, and impressed.  All in all, it is a film well worth watching.  Kaboom premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and is quickly creating the same buzz here at Sundance.  (more…)