Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurant and friend
“BEGINNERS” My rating: B (Opens July 8 at the Glenwood Arts and Tivoli)
105 minutes | MPAA rating: R
We inherit more from our parents than DNA. Without realizing exactly how or why, we inherit a way of looking at life.
“Beginners” is about a man looking back on his parents’ marriage and finally coming to terms with the often uncomfortable emotional baggage they bequeathed him.
That may sound like a heavy slog. Happily, much of “Beginners” is a hoot — bizarrely funny, sweet, sexy and quite moving.
If with his second feature the film’s writer/director — modern-day Renaissance man Mike Mills — can’t always keep all those balls perfectly suspended in the air, he comes close enough to make this film a must-see event.
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Get your tickets and gird your loins.
GayFest is upon us.
That’s the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival of Kansas City, for the uninitiated, and it gets underway Friday, June 24 at the Tivoli Theatre in Westport.
I’ve been able to pre-screen several of this year’s titles; what follows is one guy’s picks of the best of the fest: (more…)
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