In her follow-up to “2 Days in Paris,” actress-filmmaker Julie Delpy moves her focus across the Atlantic and switches leading men – from Adam Goldberg to Chris Rock.
The result is another shaggy, discursive and amusing film – long on character, short on plot, full of sly observations about the clash of Franco-American culture, this time in the USA. (More…)
It used to be that a movie that celebrated the use of marijuana was considered shocking, scandalous, unacceptable and inappropriate. To some people, it probably still is.
These days, smoking weed is a staple in popular entertainment – not just as a cheap punchline but as a regular story element, in movies and on TV. And not just pay-cable shows like “Weeds,” but the networks as well.
With the novelty worn off, it now takes more than the introduction of a joint or a bong to get a laugh – or just an initial laugh – out of an audience. That fact apparently has been lost on filmmaker Christopher Neil, whose “Goats” opens in limited release today (8/10/12) after its Sundance debut earlier this year. (More…)