7 items from 2017
Four years after working together on “For Ellen,” So Yong Kim and Jena Malone reunited for the indie filmmaker’s latest drama “Lovesong,” a tale about two friends whose relationship deepens while on a trip of self-discovery. The film’s first trailer has been released, courtesy of Strand Releasing.
The movie follows Sarah, portrayed by Riley Keough, a woman neglected by her husband who goes on an impromptu road trip with her younger daughter and best friend, Mindy (Malone). Along the way, the friends become physically intimate until Mindy leaves abruptly. After three years of not speaking to each other, the two try to reconnect in the days before Mindy’s wedding. Brooklyn Decker, Amy Seimetz, Marshall Chapman, Ryan Eggold and Rosanna Arquette co-star.
Co-written by Kim and Bradley Rust Gray, the feature made »
- Liz Calvario
Every day, women face an onslaught of unwanted male attention, but most people fail to grasp the magnitude of damage this toxic culture fosters. The new documentary “Hotel Coolgardie” follows two young female backpackers from Finland, Lina and Steph, who work the only pub in the small town of Coolgardie, Australia’s most isolated city. Treated as rare commodities in this atmosphere of simmering hyper-masculinity, Lina and Steph walk a tightrope between keeping the male patrons happy and protecting themselves against their relentless advances and propositions.
The portrait of this isolated tumbleweed town examines the perpetual power struggle between sexes, and the toll of constant harassment takes on the human psyche. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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This is Gleeson’s first feature-length documentary. His short documentary “Something To Tell You” received widespread »
- Vikram Murthi
"It's okay to feel a little crazy... But it's not fair to you to have to do it all by yourself." Strand Releasing has debuted a trailer for the film Lovesong, an indie drama that premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival last year. Lovesong is the latest film from Korean-American director So-yong Kim, starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone as two close friends who end up getting even closer when they go on a roadtrip together just before one of them is getting married. The cast includes Brooklyn Decker, fellow filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, Juliet Fitzpatrick, Neal Huff, Ryan Eggold, Marshall Chapman & Amy Seimetz. This trailer has a nice feel to it, and this seems like it might be worth catching for these two lead performances. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for So-yong Kim's Lovesong, in high def from Apple: Neglected by her husband, Sarah (Keough) embarks on an »
- Alex Billington
Ahead of its release next month, the first trailer has arrived online for director So Yong Kim’s upcoming romantic drama Lovesong which stars Jena Malone and Riley Keough; take a look below after the official synopsis…
Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy’s wedding.
- Amie Cranswick
While Sundance Film Festival 2017 is right around the corner, there’s still a handful of favorites from last year’s festival awaiting a release. One of the most acclaimed is So Yong Kim’s tender drama Lovesong, recently named one of the 50 best films from 2017 we’ve already seen. Starring Jena Malone (The Neon Demon) and Riley Keough (American Honey) as friends who reunite years later, Strand Releasing has now debuted the first trailer, which features a quote from our Sundance review.
We said in our review, “Tender and haunting, So Yong Kim’s Lovesong is a carefully observed, nuanced character study beautifully written, directed and edited. Much of the action, like in her pervious features In Between Days, Treeless Mountain and For Ellen occurs at the edge of the frame. Exploring the bounds of motherhood, childhood and maturity, Lovesong is an impressive and observant feature in which Kim allows »
- Jordan Raup
It’s always good to have a best friend to lean on, and in indie director So Yong Kim‘s “Lovesong,” that bond develops into something much more, with the relationship drama detailing the complexities that unite two women.
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Starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone, the latest effort the from the filmmaker behind “Treeless Mountain” and “For Ellen” is an intimate look at friends who hit the road and discover that a tighter than expected bond brings them together.
- Kevin Jagernauth
All caught up with our top 50 films of 2016? It’s now time to look to the new year, and, ahead of our 100 most-anticipated films, we’re highlighting 50 titles we’ve enjoyed on the festival circuit this last year (and beyond) that will likely see a release in 2016. While the first batch have confirmed dates all the way through the summer, we’ve also included a handful that are awaiting a date and some we’re hopeful will get a release by year’s end pending acquisition. U.S. distributors: take note!
Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie; Jan. 20)
Those only familiar with Alain Guiraudie’s sublime Stranger By the Lake, which finally brought the gifted French director to a (relatively) wider audience following a laureled Un Certain Regard premiere in 2013, will likely find themselves confounded by its follow-up, Staying Vertical. With his first entry in Cannes’ main competition, Guiraudie returns to the »
- The Film Stage
7 items from 2017
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