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X/Y (IMDB: 4)

On: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM By: Prismark10
X/Y offers moody disjointed vignettes that lacks narrative impetus.

It is directed, written and stars Ryan Piers Williams. He plays Mark whose marriage with Silvia (his real life spouse America Ferrera) unravels when she confesses to an affair.

Mark leaves to stay with a British friend Jake who is a model/photographer/artist. Jake is popular with women but also full of self loathing.

Meanwhile Silvia confides with her sister Jen about the break up. Only to get into an argument over Jen's own issues such as her one night stands with strangers.

X/Y is meant to be a flick through of the lives of young people in metropolitan New York. It is morose and uninvolving. There is casual sex and the characters are unlikeable. Silvia has an affair with a work colleague who tells Silvia that no one likes working with her.

I am sure the film was a labour of love for Williams. After all Mark is a filmmaker whose latest script attracts the attention of a major studio. His agent tells him that he just needs to make a few alterations if he wants an audience of more than five hipsters.

It seems X/Y never managed to widen its audience.

I wanted to like it for the cast but something was missing (IMDB: 6)

On: 4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM By: jrneptune
I need to admit that while I will watch movies on occasion that have low IMDB scores mainly because I have found some great gems that have stuck with me through life I watch this movie even more because of the cast.

No issues with the cinematography or pacing of the movie but the storyline is basically and old one but in this case I guess the target audience is the younger generation.

So much is also being thrown into the main story I get the impression the one scene with the most interesting or charismatic character says it all when he is toss paint on a canvas in what appears to be an impromptu fashion. It might help to beef up the storyline but something was still missing between the two main leads. They had more chemistry going on with the other actors than they did themselves.

angst in the city (IMDB: 8)

On: 7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM By: actiasluna812
I saw this movie at the Marfa Film Festival 2014 and really liked it. It depicts several characters reeling through life with little consideration. They are caught up with their immediate desires, mostly the desire to get away from themselves.

The thing that I found moving was the subtle and not so subtle ways in which several of them are able to glimpse how they've been living and begin to take the first small steps towards a different life. I felt that I recognized these characters from earlier stages of my own life, not in their specific behaviors, but in their compulsion to fill every moment of their lives with activity, meaningful or not.