Tag: mayarudolph

Palm Springs ShortFest: A Plethora of Shorts Online, featuring Mandy Moore, Rachel Dratch, Lily Gladstone, and More

As a short film programmer, I have bias toward the form. But shorts are more than just student films or something filmmakers do before they go on to 'bigger things'. Like the short story, it's a mode that has its...

Now Streaming: THE WILLOUGHBYS, Spry and Delightful Family Adventures

Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara and Ricky Gervais lead the voice cast in the animated delight, directed by Kris Pearn and now on Netflix.

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: Showbiz Documentaries

The typical showbiz documentary, like the true-crime doc, the unexplored-niche doc and so many other related subgenres, has its hooks, its patterns, its agendas. What’s neat about some of the showbiz docs at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) this year...

Review: THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE, A Nutty Surprise

Everyone loves to be pleasantly surprised by a movie.  What's even better?  Being surprised by being pleasantly surprised by a movie.   There is no known expectation of The Nut Job sequel being any good in any way.  The 2014...

Sundance 2013 Review: THE WAY, WAY BACK Wants You to Laugh as Hard as You Can. And You Will.

Being the awkward kid is the worst. Making friends is hard; everyone thinks you're one with the freaks, and contact with the opposite sex is pretty much non-existent. Since lack of confidence is always going to be an uphill...

FRIENDS WITH KIDS Review

Don't be fooled; although "Friends with Kids" features half the cast "Bridesmaids" -and has the poster and title to prove it (they're the friends with the kids) - the movie isn't about them. In fact, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph,...