An Untitled Article Praising Lena Dunham’s HBO Series Girls

It can be tricky to predict how well a new TV series will do before it airs and audiences are allowed an opportunity to voice their opinions. Sure, it can be hyped well in advance and boast two of the indie and comedy world’s current “to watch” names, but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee its success.

Bearing that in mind, you’ll understand my initial trepidation regarding Girls, a new HBO series created and written by Lena Dunham, responsible for last year’s Continue reading “An Untitled Article Praising Lena Dunham’s HBO Series Girls”

Review: Tiny Furniture (2010)

Aura (Lena Dunham), a twenty-two year old film graduate and one-hit-wonder YouTube vlogger, returns home on a temporary basis to overcome her irresolution and re-position herself for her next crack at notoriety. As she settles back in with old friends and finds herself in soulless employment as a hostess at a local restaurant, Aura struggles to cope with the hardships of everyday life, her lack of creativity and her overwhelming self-deprecation.

What’s key to Tiny Furniture, what makes such a standout piece of filmmaking, is found in how it taps into familiar, culturally appropriate territory – particularly Continue reading “Review: Tiny Furniture (2010)”

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards: Winners

Best Feature

  • Black Swan

Best Male

  • James Franco (127 Hours)

Best Female

  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Best Supporting Male

  • John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone)

Best Supporting Female

  • Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone)

Best Director

  • Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

Best Cinematography

  • Black Swan

Best First Feature

  • Get Low

Best Documentary

  • Exit Through The Gift Shop

Best Foreign Film

  • The King’s Speech

Robert Altman Award

  • Please Give

John Cassavetes Award

  • Daddy Longlegs

Best First Screenplay

  • Tiny Furniture

Best Screenplay

  • The Kids Are All Right