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Jan 01, 2017   Leave a Comment Interview

20th Century Women, now playing in limited release, is named after its complicated women. There are three of them to be exact played by Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. To the movie’s great credit, the two male characters are no less fascinating. Take note, men: while the men have their own distinct characters, half of the reason they’re so interesting is their empathy and curiousity about the women they share their lives with. One of the guys is a teenager just getting started in life (Lucas Jade Zumann) and eager to soak it all in. The film’s quietest character is William (Billy Crudup). He’s moving into middle age but headed nowhere in particular; the women have always come to him but he still doesn’t know where he’s going. Read More: // here

Dec 30, 2016   Leave a Comment '20th Century Women'

The writer-director tells THR about creating a ’70s radio station and entering the awards conversation for the first time: “It’s an unfortunate way to evaluate films.” Read More: // here

Dec 30, 2016   Leave a Comment '20th Century Women'

The travails of three women led by Annette Bening “coming of age” in Santa Barbara in the 1970s is among the specialty films rolling out this holiday week. Awards contender 20th Century Women, an Annapurna/A24 film which also stars Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig, is opening in New York and Los Angeles starting Wednesday. Only two months following the release of his Stooges documentary Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch is back with his latest narrative feature, Paterson, starring Adam Driver and Golshifthe Farahani. Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street will begin its limited release on Wednesday as well. Germany’s Oscar shortlisted comedy Toni Erdmann opened Christmas Day and continues its rollout via Sony Pictures Classics. The film did solid business in its initial release, though its length will limit its number of daily screenings. And Gkids is giving big-screen due to Japan’s 1993 animated feature Ocean Waves, in select showings. Read More: // here

Dec 30, 2016   Leave a Comment '20th Century Women'

Actress leads a stellar cast in Mike Mills’ semiautobiographical story about a bohemian women raising a teen in age of feminism and punk rock Read More: // here

Dec 30, 2016   Leave a Comment '20th Century Women'

Way too many films out there are heavy on plot and exposition, light on atmosphere and character development. It’s safe to say “20th Century Women” isn’t one of them. Indeed, this new film from Mike Mills, a loving nod to the director’s own 1970s California youth, is precisely the opposite: a thoughtful and detailed evocation of an era and especially of one complicated character, with little story to speak of. Such atmospheric films, however expertly done, can either charm you or frustrate you to pieces. Luckily, even if it’s the latter, Annette Bening is there to pick those pieces up. Read More: // here