Trees Lounge (1996)

Directed by Steve Buscemi Trees Lounge has the feeling of a Jim Jarmusch film, something between Stranger Than Paradise, Broken Flowers and 2016's Paterson.  It's a combination of unique portraits of oddball, melancholic characters and features a cast that could be pulled straight from a Jarmusch film.  Familiar faces like Chloë Sevigny (Broken Flowers), Samuel L. Jackson, Eszter Balint (Stranger … Continue reading Trees Lounge (1996)

The Death of Stalin (2017)

Directed by Armando Iannucci The Death of Stalin is a blend of comedy and Greek tragedy.  It's written/directed by Armando Iannucci, the man behind 2009's In the Loop and the HBO show Veep.  This time around he finds a new location and setting for his fast-talking, improv-heavy, insult-laden political comedy, 1953 in the Soviet Union. Many scenes … Continue reading The Death of Stalin (2017)