[WENDY AND LUCY trailer here.]
With Wendy and Lucy, Kelly Reichardt has positioned herself as a major voice of a particular strand of American independent cinema represented by directors such as Todd Rohal (The Guatemalan Handshake) and David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls). I massively urge you to the cinema to catch Wendy and Lucy because it’s mighty impressive stuff. Continue reading
I love love love David Gordon Green the young, adventurous filmmaker behind George Washington, All the Real Girls, Undertow and Snow Angels. And I’m glad that he found some strange mainstream success as the helmer of a Judd Apatow stoner-comedy, especially after the heartache which must have come after making a film as good as Snow Angels and seeing its release fall on its ass with the demise of Warner Indepedent. Pineapple Express gave David Gordon Green his only commercial success and he’s capitalising on it, getting numerous projects off the ground while his name is still hot. Why is this good news and bad news?