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Attending a former girlfriend’s wedding is possibly the least likely way to meet a new flame, but that’s only the first of several unexpected developments to befall a young New Yorker in “How He Fell in Love.” Writer-director Marc Meyers’ first feature since 2010’s “Harvest” uses its initial meet-cute scenario as the jumping-off point for an intimate and incisive portrait of a clandestine affair, and the thorny consequences it begets for all involved. Mature and moving in its navigation of convoluted, conflicting desires, it’s an indie as assured in its silences as it is in its speeches, and should resonate with discerning audiences during its limited theatrical run.
Though Meyers’ handheld cinematography can occasionally become too shaky-cam wobbly, his widescreen framing attunes itself to the the spaces between characters as a means of expressing their waxing and waning closeness. That’s true from the moment 31-year-old Travis »
- Nick Schager
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 8. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Jake Szymanski
Synopsis: Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.
Director: Chris Renaud, »
- Steve Greene
The title of writer/director Marc Meyers’ third feature film is a curious thing. Rather than fixate on one half of a relationship, “How He Fell in Love” instead becomes a much fuller look at how a relationship travels from casual acquaintances into unanticipated territory. With a sharp focus on an evolving relationship between Travis (Matt McGorry), an ambling part-time musician and Ellen, a married yoga studio instructor, Meyers foregoes easy judgment or condemnation to give a full view of a love with consequences.
Skillfully tracking the emotional parabola of their affair, “How He Fell in Love” gives breathing room to each stage of their interactions, beginning with their chance meeting at a wedding. As the two spend time together, casually flirting inside the yoga studio and beyond, their coded parsing of clues and discussions with friends afterwards help widen the scope of their potential romantic involvement. Early on in their friendship, »
- Steve Greene
3 items from 2016
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