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Review: Ruby Sparks, 2012, dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Review: Ruby Sparks, 2012, dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris


The follow-up film from Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris is a big step forward from their 2006 indie darling, but the film’s true architect seems to be its screenwriter, Zoe Kazan, telling a story of gender politics and male wish fulfillment in the Match.com era. And it’s pretty great. Continue reading

…And the Nominees Are: Oscar Follow-Up

…And the Nominees Are: Oscar Follow-Up


What makes the efforts of one director superior to those of another? If one person wins Best Director, does it stand to reason that they should also win Best Picture? I had these two questions– and sub-questions pertaining to both, as well as variations on each of said questions– rolling around in my head after … Continue reading