Tagged with Jake Johnson

Review: Digging For Fire, 2015, dir. Joe Swanberg

Review: Digging For Fire, 2015, dir. Joe Swanberg


“With another year comes another Joe Swanberg joint about middle-class ennui. There are any number of reasons to roll one’s eyes at the prolific indie filmmaker’s latest, Digging For Fire—its blatant heteronormativity, adherence to traditional gender roles, unscripted moments of marble-mouthed philosophizing, and severely unlikable characters. But in the department of good news, Swanberg’s go-to … Continue reading

Review: Jurassic World, 2015, dir. Colin Trevorrow

Review: Jurassic World, 2015, dir. Colin Trevorrow


“Jurassic World marks the fourth entry in its paleontological franchise, but it’s probably more important as the second chapter in the story of Chris Pratt’s unexpected ascent to movie stardom. Pratt, seemingly born to make a career out of playing lovable doofuses, made his goofy tenor work for him in last year’sGuardians of the Galaxy. … Continue reading

Review: Drinking Buddies, 2013, dir. Joe Swanberg

Review: Drinking Buddies, 2013, dir. Joe Swanberg


With fifteen directing credits under his belt since 2005, and almost twice that number of acting gigs, Joe Swanberg is nothing if not prolific. He’s also intensely divisive, having long ago earned the dubious honor of serving as a lightning rod for the critical community; as one of the mumblecore film movement’s most prominent non-Duplass … Continue reading