Movie Diary 4/28/2014

Hateship Loveship (Liza Johnson, 2013). Kristen Wiig in a somber film adapted from an Alice Munro short story, co-starring Guy Pearce and Nick Nolte – which, if nothing else, is not a combination of elements one might have expected. (full review 5/2)

Decoding Annie Parker (Steven Bernstein, 2013). True story about the search for a cancer gene, a tale that spans decades. Samantha Morton took a Seattle International Film Festival prize for her performance, which (nothing against the amazing Morton) is about what you’d expect. (full review 5/2)

Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954). French gangster coolness, largely courtesy Jean Gabin. Indelible sequence midway, as two middle-aged criminals withdraw to a secret bachelor pad and share crackers, paté, and wine; pajamas and bed linens are properly distributed.


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