Tracy Letts

Oct 17 2016


Early ‘70s Sarasota: Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall) is a local news reporter striving to break from the superficial and exploitative pieces that her boss (Tracy Letts) pushes her to cover. Caught in a purgatory between blossoming and wilting, the awkward journalist, who is afflicted with manic depression (and an inability to socialize to the point […]
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Jul 21 2016


Here we go again… it’s time for Todd Solondz to blow his mysterious mix of misanthropic, dispiriting, yet guardedly-hopeful misery upon us. Since his first feature, Welcome to the Dollhouse, I’ve had a knack for his films in that they never go the way you want them to or end with any real, meaningful finality. […]
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Jan 10 2014

August: Osage County

Considering she’s garnered seventeen Oscar nods and three wins over the last three decades, it seems kind of cliché to mention Meryl Streep as a Best Actress contender during awards season. Her portrayal of Violet, the manipulative, maniacal Weston family matriarch in “August:Osage County”, makes it pretty difficult not to, though; the pill-popping, bile-spewing, cancer-afflicted […]
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Aug 3 2012

Killer Joe

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 3, 2012.) The tagline for the Killer Joe posters reads “A TOTALLY TWISTED DEEP-FRIED TEXAS REDNECK TRAILER PARK MURDER STORY” over a picture of what looks to be a piece of fried chicken in the shape of the state of Texas, with some blood spatter […]
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