Saturday, November 09, 2019
CHAINED FOR LIFE
dir. Aaron Schimberg, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2019, 91 min.
A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur’s English-language debut.
GIVE ME LIBERTY
IT’S TIME WE HAD A LITTLE COMEDY AROUND HERE
NY Times Critic’s Pick
dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky, Comedy, Not Rated, US, English / Russian, 2019, 110min.
Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.