My hopes, expectations, and the like for a Reese Witherspoon romcom could generally be said to –
No, no, it’s best to stop right there. That sentence almost indicates any of those exist in the first place, and I shouldn’t be throwing faulty impressions out into the wild like that. Before any more of your precious time is wasted, it might be in your interest to know that she’ll be starring in The Beard, a Becca Greene-scripted comedy that the actress will back alongside Chernin Entertainment. [THR]
You could probably parse this out from the title, and that’s all there really is in the first place; Witherspoon will play “a beard,” the sort of woman hired by a gay man to hide their own sexual identity. This was the plot point on an episode of Seinfeld, and even they couldn’t make it work all that well.
Is there anything worthwhile in The Beard?
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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