As we head into the final months of the Presidential campaign, the timing was indeed perfect for IFC Films, which has acquired U.S. rights to the political drama KNIFE FIGHT, starring Rob Lowe as an insider strategist. Bill Guttentag, a documentarian best known for the film SOUNDTRACK TO A REVOLUTION, wrote and directed the screenplay (a collaboration with political consultant Chris Lehane, who served as White House advisor to President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and served as Vice President Al Gore’s press secretary). In the film which premiered last January at the Sundance Film Festival, Lowe plays a political strategist, working with a Kentucky governor (Eric McCormack), a blackmailed California senator (David Harbour) and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss), who starts to question his methods.
Grade: A- Greta Gerwig is one of the most underrated talents working in movies today. Not only has she given one great performance after another, but she’s also consistently taking on roles that define Generation Y. She acted as the … Continue reading
Dostoyevsky, Kant, Sartre and the standard Woody Allen May-December romance. Reaffirms Allen’s belief that intellect wins the ladies. Do you have a moral curfew? If you could go back in time, would you baby Hitler to save millions of … Continue reading
First-time director Maya Forbes uses her life story to craft a poignant tale of growing up with a manic depressive, father in Boston. Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”) delivers an Oscar-quality performance as Cam Stuart, the “polar bear”-a child’s way of saying … Continue reading