Donna Grey

Donna Grey

Donna Grey Quick Links

Film RSS

The Designated Mourner Review


OK
Is Wallace Shawn a genius? I won't try to deny it. The diminuitive actor and prolific writer has some amazing insight on life, and in this film, an adaptation of his stage play, three characters sit at a table and talk to the camera (and, rarely, to one another) about those insights. Think Spalding Gray, times three, but without the humor. A lack of humor is what gets this Mourner into trouble early on. While the commentary is biting, the setting (a futuristic totalitarian state out of The Handmaid's Tale) feels unfinished and false, and much of the chit-chat revolves around the death of individuality due to the new regime, not due to any real character development. As a result, Mourner is a tough nut to crack and requires your utmost attention to the smallest nuances of speech. Nichols is astounding. The other players are less so. The film on the whole feels overwhelmingly pretentious, but it certainly has its moments.
Donna Grey

Donna Grey Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Filmmaker


Suggested

Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has stunned the world with his latest video 'This Is America' which blends comedy and dance with flippant violence.

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

On the road to promote their much-acclaimed 13th album, which was a place shy of topping the UK charts, Manic Street Preachers showed they are far...

Advertisement
Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

That final battle scene? Yeah, it was a poo-poo. Whatever that means.

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

Slavery is a choice and Trump has dragon energy...

Billy Corgan Teases

Billy Corgan Teases "Two New EPs" Of Smashing Pumpkins Songs In 2018

Corgan took to Instagram to confirm rumours of new Pumpkins material, saying the first songs could arrive as early as May.

Advertisement

Donna Grey Movies

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.