13. You Can Count on Me
When I make my own list (soon!), this will most definitely be right up near the top. I can’t recommend it enough.
Need to rewatch SO BAD. Lonergan’s second film, Margaret, has been held up in limbo hell for YEARS. Doubtful it will get any sort of release in this climate. (A recent interview with a director yielded this quote, on movies that aren’t about toys: Nobody can make any sort of movies anymore. It’s over. It’s done.“)
Also, oh god, Jay Carr. Super hack who I saw at screenings in Boston. He gave Boys and Girls starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jason Biggs with a bleached blond terrible surfer look 4 stars. Film reviewing! It is a dicey career.