Tag Archives: Joe Swanberg

Art History (2011)

Art History feels like a companion piece to Swanberg’s similarly themed The Zone in the way it zeroes in on the conversations and behaviours that occur around shooting sex scenes. This one is more thickly veiled though, as Swanberg and his actors seem … Continue reading

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Privacy Setting (2013)

This starts off like some awful student horror film about a voyeuristic creep, full of student film tics and non-flourishes. Then it takes a turn and becomes something else, something more playful and less insidious and a lot of the … Continue reading

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All the Light in the Sky (2012)

This greatly benefits from Swanberg turning his lens on older, more seasoned actors. Jane Adams is deservedly front and centre and the film feels like her property. Like Adams, her character is a mature character actress trying to navigate a … Continue reading

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Joe Swanberg deals with the consequences of his filmmaking in The Zone (2011)

The ferocious realism of Joe Swanberg’s films often leave me questioning where the line between fact and fiction begins to blur. As seen through the pixelations of a low-fi digital lens, the intimacy can be so intense – the nudity … Continue reading

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Silver Bullets (2011)

More focused than other early Swanberg stuff I’ve seen and also, apparently, with purpose.¬†Silver Bullets¬†also gains bonus points for featuring a strong central performance from Kate Lyn Sheil who, only now in 2016, finally seems to be having her moment. … Continue reading

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Drinking Buddies (2013)

While digging through Joe Swanberg’s filmography, I’m trying as best I can to alternate between the early stuff and the modern stuff, availability permitting. I should have seen Drinking Buddies a lot earlier. It’s his breakthrough film in many ways, … Continue reading

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Kissing on the Mouth (2005)

An early entry in the mumblecore movement, Joe Swanberg’s Kissing on the Mouth is a raw, amateur and occasionally engrossing document of early-twenties aimlessness. Sure the production quality is shitty as hell but one of the core values of true … Continue reading

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