Review: Black Bear

Director: Lawrence Michael Lavine Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon If Aubrey Plaza's against-type performance in festive charmer Happiest Season hinted at her abilities in a more serious role, Black Bear brings that promise to fruition. That she appears here in a three-hander with Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon only adds to the film's cache. … Continue reading Review: Black Bear

Review: Happiest Season

Director: Clea DuVall Stars: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Aubrey Plaza The ratio of good Christmas films to... not? It's not exactly even. What's more, nobody's reasonably expecting any different. Even more-so than the flimsiest of rom-coms, they're the background fodder, the inconsequential ambiance, the backdrop to cosy evenings that are more notably about something else, … Continue reading Review: Happiest Season

Review: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Director: Jim Hosking Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Craig Robinson, Jemaine Clement Having been wooed by the exceptionally well assembled trailer, I snapped up a chance to partake in An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn without doing any research. It was only in the ensuing week that a dread chill presented itself. This goofy-looking comedy starring Aubrey Plaza … Continue reading Review: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Review: Ingrid Goes West

Director: Matt Spicer Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr.  Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is the kind of girl who, if you don't invite her to your wedding, she'll crash anyway and mace you in the face to get even. She's not a stable person. And so it follows that her relationship with social … Continue reading Review: Ingrid Goes West