• Film

Sarah Silverman Explores the Unraveling of a Woman

In what will surely rank in the annals of casting against type, comedienne Sarah Silverman holds nothing back in her portrayal of Laney, a woman who risks her apparently perfect life as a middle class wife and mother as she embarks on progressively more dangerous and self destructive forays into infidelity and self-abuse. I Smile Back, which debuted at Sundance last January, is a study in addictive behavior and ultimately the self destructive compulsion that can result from emotional imbalance.
  • Industry

Spielberg, Zemeckis, Haynes Lined Up for New York Festival

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies will début at the 53rd New York Film Festival. The Cold War spy drama, written by the Coen Brothers and starring Tom Hanks and Amy Ryan is part of a substantial line-up of world premieres that also includes Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as daredevil Philippe Petit of walk-between-the-Twin-Towers fame; the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, directed by and starring Don Cheadle as the jazz giant; and Laura Israel’s documentary Don’t Blink, about photographer Robert Frank.