March 29, 2010

Little Children (Todd Field, 2006)

WHAT IT IS: Two suburbanites start an affair to escape the expectations of their society. HOW IT IS: Little Children is close in theme to Field’s last movie, In the Bedroom. But, where the latter concentrated on the disintegration of family through a tragic event, this movie chooses to explore the self-realization and discovery of these characters in a modern […]
March 26, 2010

Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes, 2008)

WHAT IT IS: The Wheelers are the heads of a nuclear family in 1950s suburban America. Hidden behind a facade of perfection, the young couple disintegrates when it attempts to escape society’s expectations. HOW IT IS: Based on a popular Richard Yates novel, Mendes’s new film shares a common thread with American Beauty, his first film; it examines the breakdown […]