Showing for the first time on our shores in February (Glasgow), despite doing the festival rounds for the best part of a year, starting in Cannes last May, cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier directs only his second feature here in the form of moody thriller, Blue Ruin. Out on a limited release in cinemas on May 2nd 2014, the film is already available on demand globally.
Love must be in the air, what with At Middleton first and then this, an unexpected romance from the pen of Joss Whedon. Yes, unlikely as it may seem, it is indeed the same Joss Whedon responsible (writing and production) for this rather unusual tale of two people, polar opposites it would seem, that are somehow telepathically connected from a very early age, who find each other, by literal accident, twenty years later. It has been called a metaphysical love story and to be fair, the focus is on the romance rather than the supernatural, so know this before you part with your hard-earned folding paper.
Righto, it’s Kristen Wiig everybody, so sit right down and bring your laughing gear, because this is bound to be a hoot a minute.
Well, no. Just hold your horses a moment. Don’t be expecting so much as a chuckle. This is far from funny.
Biopics already have their hands full. Dealing with the life history of one human being, notorious for one thing or another is hard enough. Encompassing, as it must, a considered, well researched detail about the subject. Just the kind person they are, how they look and their mannerisms alone is not enough. There needs to be a narrative explaining why they are, not just simply who.