Hermia & Helena (2016)

MATIAS PINEIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Argentina/USA, 2016.  Trapecio Cine, Ravenser Odd, Cinema Conservancy.  Screenplay by Matías Piñeiro.  Cinematography by Fernando Lockett.  Produced by Andrew Adair, Jake Perlin, Melanie Schapiro, Graham Swon.   Film Editing by Sebastián Schjaer.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   The curious and clever mind of Matias Pineiro creates a short and whimsical film about a young…

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Listen Up Philip

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Jason Schwartzman contributes his most memorable character creation since Rushmore to this exceptionally intelligent film, a highlight in the genre of New York Talking Intellectuals.  He plays an author whose recently published second novel isn’t doing as well as his first, placing his massively abrasive ego into a crisis that does not…

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