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.
REPORT ON THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just films, but of the film … Continue reading
Wilson (Craig Johnson, 2017) 2 out of 4 stars From Craig Johnson, director of the delightfully offbeat, tragicomic The Skeleton Twins, in 2014, comes Wilson, still offbeat and tragicomic, though far less delightfully so. Based on a series of comics … Continue reading
Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian writer-director with a knack for profound dramas (“About Elly”, “A Separation”, “The Past”), returns with “The Salesman”, another heartfelt story branded with uncomfortable dualities. The nature of this tale, set and shot in Tehran, will make … Continue reading