There is something magical about “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” But not, unfortunately, magical enough.
For a fable like this to work, you need a vision sharp enough, created with enough heart and wit, to brush aside complaints about its fantastic plot – fantastic in the sense of being rooted in fantasy, while maintaining a realistic setting. (More…)
“Why Stop Now” boasts such a diverse cast of recognizable faces that you have to wonder where it all went wrong.
A strange blend of comedy and drama that never quite jells, the film was cowritten and codirected by Ron Nyswaner (an Oscar nominee for “Philadelphia”) and newcomer Phil Dorling. It offers a cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Oscar-winner Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan and Isiah Whitlock Jr., and a familiar template – one big, eventful day in which the central character has a life-changing appointment and a ton of obstacles in the way of keeping it. (More…)