“Strange Weather” by Katherine Dieckmann (USA, 2016)

Strange Weather by Katherine Dieckmann (2016)

Excellent acting, good dialogues, contrived script

Cast: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Kim Coates, Glenne Headly, Johnny McPhail
Director: Katherine Dieckmann
Writer: Katherine Dieckmann
Cinematographer: David Rush Morrison
Editor: Madeleine Gavin
Composer: Sharon Van Etten

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“Paris Can Wait” by Eleanor Coppola (USA, 2016)

Paris Can Wait

An American woman tries to find her way between a husband who does not listen to her and a friend who wants to seduce her

Cast: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin
Director: Eleanor Coppola
Writer: Eleanor Coppola
Cinematographer: Crystel Fournier
Editor: Glen Scantlebury
Composer: Laura Karpman

“The Journey Is the Destination” by Bronwen Hughes (South Africa, 2016)

The Journey Is the Destination by Bronwen Hughes (2016)

The black-and-white ideological journey of a young reporter / Very active camera

Cast: Maria Bello, Kelly Macdonald, Ella Purnell
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Bronwen Hughes, Jan Sardi
Cinematography by Giulio Biccari
Film Editing by Robert Ivison, Natan Moss

“Everything Is Illuminated” (Liev Schreiber, USA 2005)

Everything Is Illuminated

After more than an hour of absurd and humorous situations with characteristic music and dialogues, the pace suddenly slows and the tone becomes serious. This change of direction destroys the movie and shows how difficult it is to combine drama with comedy

Cast: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Laryssa Lauret
Written and directed by Liev Schreiber
Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
Music by Paul Cantelon
Cinematography by Matthew Libatique
Film Editing by Andrew Marcus, Craig McKay

“The Space Between Us” (Peter Chelsom, USA 2017)

The Space Between Us

The key roles given to women do not redeem the awful script and mediocre direction / The original idea deserves a better treatment

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman
Director: Peter Chelsom
Writer: Allan Loeb
Writer (story): Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis, Allan Loeb
Cinematographer: Barry Peterson
Editor: David Moritz
Composer: Andrew Lockington

“Lovesong” (Son Yong Kim, USA 2016)

Lovesong

A finely chiseled description of a friendship between two women. Excellent direction and performances

Cast: Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold, Rosanna Arquette
Director: So Yong Kim
Writer: Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim
Cinematographer: Kat Westergaard, Guy Godfree
Editor: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray
Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson