“Nobody Walks” by Ry Russo-Young (USA, 2012)

Nobody Walks

All the personages except one are lost, stuck with desires that they can’t control

Cast: Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dylan McDermott, Rhys Wakefield, Justin Kirk
Directed by Ry Russo-Young
Written by Lena Dunham, Russo-Young
Music by Will Bates, Fall On Your Sword
Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt
Film Editing by John W. Walter


“Yes” by Sally Potter (UK, 2004)

The Work of Sally Potter


Excellent opening! Poetical dialogues in lambic pentameter sounding “like prose that has been given the elegance and discipline of formal structure” (Roger Ebert) Very elaborated images structured around perspective lines
When all is said and done, it’s the cleaning lady that possesses the meaning of the universe 🙂

Cast: Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Sheila Hancock, Samantha Bond, Stephanie Leonidas, Gary Lewis
Written and directed by Sally Potter
Music by Sally Potter
Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov
Film Editing by Daniel Goddard

“The Party” by Sally Potter (UK, 2017)

The Work of Sally Potter

The Party

Good use of space, great acting, theatrical (unity of space, time and action)

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall
Director: Sally Potter
Writer: Sally Potter
Cinematographer: Aleksei Rodionov
Editor: Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn

“Love Of My Life” by Joan Carr-Wiggin (Canada, 2017)

Love Of My Life

Same theme and situations as in her first feature [how to recapture a husband who cheats on you and revive love after having been married for so many years?] with a middle-aged woman as lead (compliment), but in a weaker scenario that some surprising moments do not beef up, with not much content added.
Still very good dialogues and very good acting by Anna Chancellor!

Cast: Anna Chancellor, John Hannah, Hermione Norris
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Writer: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Cinematography by Bruce Worrall

“If I Were You” by Joan Carr-Wiggin (UK, 2012)

if I were you

Two women fight for the love of one man by manipulating him and each other Paralleling King Lear – a role that the female lead endorses – three men fight for the love of the heroin
Good acting and dialogues
According to the few ratings available, critics and public are certainly divided!

Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling, Joseph Kell
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Writer: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Music by Paolo Buonvino, Guy Farley
Cinematography by Bruce Worrall

“Laggies” by Lynn Shelton (USA, 2014)


Summarized: only the perfect (male) match can give sense to a woman’s life. No story to be proud of!
Just like Touchy Feely, a female reacts dramatically when her boyfriend offers her to commit herself more fully to their relationship. Adding to the sequel feeling, both movies stage an adult female, a teenager, and 2 adult males. In both movies, the “mother” is absent.
But instead of defining its personages realistically as they are in Touchy Feely, those in Laggies are inconsistent. A hopefully one-time hiccup in an up-to-now interesting oeuvre.

Cast: Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Kaitlyn Dever
Director: Lynn Shelton
Screenplay: Andrea Seigel
Director of Photography: Benjamin Kasulke
Original Music Composer: Benjamin Gibbard

“Plush” by Catherine Hardwicke (USA, 2013)


Good music, but lacks unity

Cast: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet, Dawn Olivieri, Frances Fisher, Thomas Dekker, Marlene Forte, Kennedy Waite, Kimiko Gelman, Christopher Craven
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Writer: Catherine Hardwicke, Arty Nelson
Music by Nick Launay, Ming Vauz
Cinematography by Daniel Moder
Film Editing by Julia Wong