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Joey’s Home Movies For the Week of August 21st – Some Smart Comedy with ‘You Hurt My Feelings’

Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, we have the latest Nicole Holofcener film in You Hurt My Feelings leading the charge. It’s a light week, so the slate doesn’t have a ton more to offer. What other movies are hitting shelves, however? Read on to find out…

Joey’s Top Pick


You Hurt My Feelings

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is quite good in the latest Holofcener flick. You Hurt My Feelings is familiar territory, but it’s done well enough that you won’t mind in the slightest. My review here from the Sundance Film Festival began like so:

There’s a kind of mellow adult comedy that we rarely see these days. Once upon a time, You Hurt My Feelings wouldn’t stand out like it now does. Even at the Sundance Film Festival, a place where a movie like this would be commonplace, it has a unique presence. So, while the scarcity of this sort of a flick helps make it seem distinct, it’s still an entertaining little effort that charms more than enough to warrant a recommendation.

You Hurt My Feelings is more or less what you expect from Nicole Holofcener. If it’s not quite the winner that Enough Said was, it’s on the level of a Friends with Money or a Please Give. Holofcener is an expert at this sort of a thing by now, and it shows in the unhurried ease with which the narrative unfolds.

Also Available This Week


The Blackening

Chicago Fire: Season 11 (TV)

CSI: Vegas: The Complete Second Season (TV)

Dead Man’s Hand

Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar (TV)

NCIS: The Twentieth Season (TV)

Criterion Corner


Bo Widerberg’s New Swedish Cinema

From The Criterion Collection: “Driven by a desire to forge a socially conscious Swedish cinema—one that broke with the inward-looking psychodrama of Ingmar Bergman to give dynamic expression to the everyday experiences of working-class Swedes—writer Bo Widerberg turned to filmmaking in the early 1960s, realizing his ambition in politically committed yet poetic works that merge social-realist themes with a refined, often breathtakingly beautiful visual sensibility. Dramatizing the struggles of ordinary people fighting to chart their own destiny, these four acclaimed, popular, and pivotal films from Widerberg’s most prolific period live and breathe with a rare vitality—and helped launch a new Swedish cinema.”

Stay tuned for more next week…


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