Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I ... See full summary »
J. Evan Bonifant,
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers,
Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to defuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client (Jared Harris), who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros) breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer (Kristen Stewart), who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home.Written by
Kristen Stewart's usual approach to learning her lines is to quickly memorize them and then alter some wording to add idiosyncrasies to her characters. During the shooting of this film, she was told by the director that she would have to say her lines word for word, stating in an interview that "words are very important to her (Kelly Reichardt)." See more »
When Elizabeth Travis first starts her school law course, she begins writing her name as "Eliz..." on the blackboard, then wipes it out and simply writes "Beth". A little later a fully written but crossed out "Elizabeth" appears next to the "Beth". See more »
Written by Michael Anthony Nicastro and Matthew Jared Lieberman
Performed by Magic Bronson
Published by House of Hassle by arrangement with Bank Robber Music
Courtesy of War Cry Records See more »
Seen at the Viennale 2016: Definitely a wasted luxury to work with so talented actresses just to finish with a meditative piece of filmed daily routine in US hometowns. Why did Kelly Reichardt not go the whole way to get authentic realistic footage? And simple shoot pictures of some real people in an US hometown? A documentary with real people would produce even a more honest picture of daily routine. There was really no need to take the lifetime of top-notch actresses for this. Apart from that I must admit, Kristen Stewart is a really treat to watch on the big screen. I wonder, why do some people have such an extraordinary aura?...
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