Prince Avalanche is an odd, charming, beautifully shot film whose setting plays as vital a role as the characters that inhabit it.
It is the summer of 1988, and two not-so-young-anymore men—Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch)—are doing road work in and around a Texas forest recently mangled by a wildfire. They camp amid charred trees by night and paint yellow lines on asphalt by day. An air of calm—accentuated by a spare score from the post-rock band Explosions in the Sky—permeates the movie’s first few scenes, as Alvin and Lance, the brother of Alvin’s girlfriend, do their work in silence.
Spring is shaping up to be a good season for Danny McBride. The fringe Apatow player and his friends (christened a “North Carolina mob” by HitFix’s Drew McWeeney) are all over the place. Of course Mr. McBride stars in the HBO series, East Bound and Down, which he co-created with his long-time buddies Read More
Well no one can accuse David Gordon Green of pigeonholing himself anymore. The formerly twee indie director, who broke out of his starving artist shell with this summer’s Pineapple Express, has potentially lined up his next project: Good Vibes, an animated sitcom about the lives of a group of high school Read More
Running time 106 minutes
Written by David Gordon Green and Stewart O’Nan
Directed by David Gordon Green
Starring Sam Rockwell, Kate Beckinsale and Amy Sedaris
Sam Rockwell is such an inventive and convertible chameleon that I guess it’s obvious why he hasn’t achieved the jumbo stardom he Read More
David Gordon Green’s dream of becoming the next Terrence Malick may have stalled a bit after the lukewarm reception of 2004′s Undertow, a heavy family drama starring Jamie Bell, Dermot Mulroney, and Josh Lucas. But he’s back with—you guessed it!—another heavy family drama, entitled Snow Angels, based on the Stewart O’Nan novel of the same Read More