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Oh Them Silly Unicorns: Meyerhoff’s Coming of Age Debut Prizes Style Over Substance
Director Leah Meyerhoff most effectively conveys the nature of her debut film, I Believe In Unicorns, in its opening credits, which features a host of (mostly feminine) childhood fantasies revolving around celebratory effects, such as sparklies, cakes, and (yes) unicorns, all eventually melting down into smeared goo. Memories and dreams evaporate into the mess of reality, it seems to say, and we’re thrust into the late adolescence of a protagonist who, on the cusp of adulthood, seems to be getting her first taste of that. Skirting between vaguely morbid instances and sometimes carefree tempos, Meyerhoff’s narrative seems to lose focus, petering out into a gasp of profundity that would have felt much stronger had it been preceded by more remarkable characterization.
A sheltered, lonely young woman, Davina (Natalia Dyer) is forced to take care of her sickly mother. »
- Nicholas Bell
Universal Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on Steve Jobs. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, HBO's The Newsroom), working from Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Source Code), Guymon Casady (HBO's Game of Thrones, Hope Springs) of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award winner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire, Selma).
The Apple co-founder initially denied paternity of Lisa before acknowledging her as his daughter in her teens.
Lisa Jobs was not part of Walter Isaacson's book - on which the film is based - but was interviewed by Sorkin last year in preparation for the film.
Natalie Portman was previously reported to be in line for the role of Lisa Jobs. »
3 items from 2015
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