GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER: Movie reviews of Beatriz at Dinner and It Comes at Night by Howard CasnerPosted: June 22, 2017 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Beatriz at Dinner, Carmen Ejogo, Chloȅ Sevigny, Christopher Abbott, In It Comes at Night, Jay Duplass, Joel Edgerton, John Lithgow, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Michael White, Miguel Arteta, Riley Keaugh, Salma Hayek, Trey Edward Shults | Leave a comment »
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Beatriz at Dinner is writer Michael White and director Miguel Arteta’s third film collaboration after Chuck and Buck (an interesting character study of a gay man wanting to take up a former relationship with his best friend who is now married and apparently no longer gay) and The Good Girl (a modern day somewhat clever take on Madame Bovary).
Together they have made a very solid series of films. Nothing perhaps to light up the sky, but still, quite respectable and entertaining.
Beatriz at Dinner is probably their most ambitious. At the same time, however intriguing and entertaining it often is, it is probably their weakest. I think this may be because they set up an intriguing premise, but failed to, or didn’t know how to, really resolve it all in a rich and satisfying way. Read the rest of this entry »
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