Posts Tagged ‘Josh Lucas’

Review: Daydream Nation

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Daydream Nation, a quirky little film that generated a decent amount of buzz at Toronto last fall and is playing now in limited release, is a frequently funny, sexy, trip of a film in spite of a tendency to feel uneven more than it should. Chalk it up to freshman jitters, maybe, but I felt frequently while watching the film that first-time writer-director Michael Goldbach didn’t quite have the self-confidence to know when to play a hand all the way out and when to reel it back in just a notch — or when to just ruthlessly kill those idea babies and let them go.

One of the ways in which this is evident is the presence of a great deal of expository voice-over, which tends to be used to make sure we understand, by being told, various ideas we should understand by being shown. What makes much of the voice-over even more perplexing is that it frequently explains things that don’t need explaining, and does so with an ever-so-slightly bored, hipper-than-thou tone which tends to toe the line between “all right, somewhat engaging, I guess” and into the ever-popular “precious.”

Daydream Nation actors Kat Dennings & Josh Lucas

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

TIFF 2010: Photo & Video Array (all on iPhone)

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Up On The Roof (of the Park Hyatt)

The sad future of sell-thru DVD?

Kat Dennings & Josh Lucas do an interview for Daydream Nation in the back seat.

Sitting on the panel at Roger Ebert’s Tweetfest on Saturday afternoon

Will Ferrell clowns around (a little) at the Everything Must Go premiere