NEWNESS on NETFLIX One of my favorite directors, Drake Doremus, released his latest film, “Newness,” straight to Netflix. As the trailer was originally released on iTunes Trailers, I had believed it would get a theatrical release, but here it is, now available on Netflix. His previous work in “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In” were some of my favorite films of those years and his … Read More Stream Guide: Newness & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (February 2nd, 2018)
NEWNESS Synopsis: In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries. Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Courtney Eaton, Danny Huston and Esther Perel Directed By: Drake Doremus Release Date: November 3, 2017 Studio: Lost City
BREATHE IN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 11, 2014 With 2011’s “Like Crazy”, two things happened: Drake Doremus became one of my favorite directors and I developed a huge crush on actress Felicity Jones. A few years later, we are once again graced with their presence together in the independent drama entitled “Breathe In”, an emotionally complex study of a family that faces its breaking point … Read More Quick Review: Breathe In (2014)
Being my favorite film of the year, any nominations that “Like Crazy” gets will make me extremely happy. Both the film and Felicity Jones took away major awards at this passed year’s (27th Annual) Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize in the Drama category, as well as the Special Grand Jury Prize for Acting. Like last year’s “Winter’s Bone” with the film, … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Like Crazy”
From frame one, it is hard not to fall in love with these actors. Yelchin and Jones form the key to any engaging love story with chemistry that drives into the end scenes of the film. Style and meaning exude out of every frame of this film and each selected moment with this couple appears both thoughtfully structured, yet carelessly organic. Like Crazy takes a step away from the standard Hollywood romance and brings to life a painfully truthful and touching glimpse into a couple’s life. There is always something so enriching when a film evokes from you an entire spectrum of emotion in such a short period of time and this film does just that. Like Crazy lived up to my high expectations and so much more.
Title: “Dead Hearts”Artist: StarsSource: “Like Crazy” Soundtrack (2011)+ “The Five Ghosts” Album (2010) Not only was “Like Crazy” one of my favorite films of the year (tied with “Drive” as number one), but it also had one of my favorite soundtracks of the year. It’s topped off with the song “Dead Hearts” by Stars which pops up during the credits; if you were not … Read More Stuck On Repeat: “Dead Hearts” by Stars