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Mike Mills, Greta Gerwig and Lucas Jade Zumann at a Screening Of A24's '20th Century Women', the event was also a tribute to actress Annette Bening held at TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 17th November 2016

Mike Mills, Greta Gerwig and Lucas Jade Zumann
Mike Mills
Mike Mills, Greta Gerwig and Lucas Jade Zumann
Mike Mills
Mike Mills
Billy Crudup, Mike Mills, Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Lucas Jade Zumann

20th Century Women Trailer


Jamie doesn't live a normal life, he's raised by his single mom and lives in a house occupied by tenants. It's the start of the summer of 1979 in Santa Barbara and Dorothea Fields is not only the matriarch of her little family but she also looks over the young people that seem to join her household.

At that moment in time the world was experiencing much turmoil and uncertainty as well as huge gains in personal freedom and all these things convinced Dorothea to ask other women involved in Jamie's life to help mould and shape him into a well-adjusted person. Mother's and Son's often have tumultuous relationships and Jamie loves his mom but can't help but constantly think that she's a know it all with all the answers.

Abbie is a young lodger in the household and becomes particularly influential in Jamie's life, she's a free spirit with a punk attitude to life that really appeals to the teenager attempting to find himself. Whilst his next door neighbour Julie is going through some issues of her own but also becomes a huge influence on the boy's life.

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Annette Bening posing alone and with Elle Fanning, Mike Mills and Warren Beatty at the 54th New York Film Festival premiere of '20th Century Women', New York, United States - Saturday 8th October 2016

Annette Bening, Mike Mills and Elle Fanning
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Annette Bening

Mike Mills Sunday 4th December 2011 New York City, USA

Mike Mills

Mike Mills, Ewan McGregor and Beverly Hilton Hotel - Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor Beverly Hills, California - 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By Starz - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday 24th October 2011

Mike Mills, Ewan Mcgregor and Beverly Hilton Hotel

Beginners Review


Very Good
With a slow, wistful pace, Thumbsucker writer-director Mills tells a moving story about connections across generations. It's warm and perhaps a little too heartfelt, but it's grounded in the three central performances.

Oliver (McGregor) is struggling to cope with the death of his father Hal (Plummer), only a few years after his mother Georgia (Keller) died. As his memories swirl, he meets the lively Anna (Laurent) at a party, and they embark on a tentative relationship. But he's consumed by thoughts about his father, who came out as gay after his mother's death and then had a complex relationship with Andy (Visnjic). He also remembers time with his mother when he was a boy (Boos), wondering how his personal history is affecting his life now.

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Beautiful Losers Review


Excellent
In Jean Renoir's 1936 Popular Front comedy-drama The Crime of M. Lange, an unsavory publisher takes it on the lam and leaves his staff in the lurch. Unwilling to break up their camaraderie, the staff reconstitutes itself as a cooperative, publishing a grassroots pulp western series featuring the happy-go-lucky cowboy Arizona Jim.

In Beautiful Losers, Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard's energized documentary celebrates the do-it-yourself subculture of artists engulfed in skateboarding, graffiti, and punk who gravitated toward the Lower East Side Alleged Gallery (of which Rose was the curator) in the late '80s. Here a motley collection of geeks, oddballs, lunatics, and downtowners -- including Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kigallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine, Stephen Powers, Geoff McFeteridge, Thomas Campbell, and Ed Templeton -- recreated the cooperative spirits of Renoir with unfettered innocence, a lack of pretentiousness, and childlike glee, slapping together their artworks like Chuck Jones characters in heat. As one artist remarks in the film, they were just a "bunch of dumb, bored kids. All you had to do was have heart." Or as Stephen Powers comments, "It's really bad. I love it!"

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Mike Mills Monday 7th April 2008 5th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner Marking the 25th Anniversary of Food Bank For New York City New York City, USA

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Jill Hennessy and Mike Mills

Thumbsucker Review


OK
For once, the film's title is hardly a coy allusion or abstract metaphor - Thumbsucker is a movie about, yes, a thumbsucker. More specifically, he's a 17-year-old thumbsucker, a fact that hardly endears him to his schoolmates or family. As would be expected in most any film about a socially awkward teen, the story is ultimately about his maturation (or lack thereof) into the adult world. What it ends up being, however, is more like the chronicle of some hardworking parents stuck with a truly problematic son who's about as unlikable as it gets.

As parents Audrey and Mike Cobb, Tilda Swinton and Vincent D'Onofrio seem an odd choice, but it's an absolutely perfect one. Director Mike Mills may not have the best ear for story or subject matter (the source novel by Walter Kirn, should likely have been left on the unfilmed backlist) but he's dead-on when it comes to tone and casting. A pair of tired out working-class adults in a small Northwest town who can't quite accept being grownups, they have their two boys call them by their first names. Everything around them betrays this hope, of course, with Audrey working night shifts as a nurse at a celebrity drug treatment clinic just to catch a glimpse of an addict TV star she's got a girlish crush on, and Mike as the beaten-down manager of a sporting goods store unable to forget that but for an injury he could have gone pro.

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The Best Of Resfest Shorts, Vol. 1 Review


OK
This compilation DVD features 16 short films from four years of the RESFEST travelling film festival, and as with any collection like this, it's a hit and miss affair -- albeit one with plenty of nudity.

The short "Snack and Drink" is a predecessor to Waking Life, proving that in-your-face, bizarre rotoscoping works best when it's given in sub-four minute chunks. It's still not really about anything, but Bob Sabiston and Tommy Pallotta make the most of following a curious, autistic subject.

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20th Century Women Trailer

20th Century Women Trailer

Jamie doesn't live a normal life, he's raised by his single mom and lives in...

Beginners Movie Review

Beginners Movie Review

With a slow, wistful pace, Thumbsucker writer-director Mills tells a moving story about connections across...

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Beautiful Losers Movie Review

Beautiful Losers Movie Review

In Jean Renoir's 1936 Popular Front comedy-drama The Crime of M. Lange, an unsavory publisher...

Thumbsucker Movie Review

Thumbsucker Movie Review

For once, the film's title is hardly a coy allusion or abstract metaphor - Thumbsucker...

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