MEDIA APPEARANCE: David Ehrlich's IndieWire Critics Survey on July 22, 2019
Notable and notorious IndieWire film critic David Ehrlich recently put out a social media call for film critic peers to join a weekly survey to discuss movie topics, answer questions, and highlight their work. Representing Every Movie Has a Lesson, I, along with over 60 other emerging and established film critics including some of my fellow Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle members and Aaron White of Feelin’ Film, accepted the invitation to participate. I'm honored by the opportunity, and I hope my responses are chosen each week.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: What is one unfairly maligned and/or overlooked movie from the last 10 years that you hope people will reconsider in the future?
With several months of 2019 to go, I think IndieWire and company are getting ahead of themselves with these “best of the decade” list and editorials, but I’ll bite at play along this week. My personal research here was going through my year-end “10 Best” lists and finding a movie that had a demonstrably lower Rotten Tomatoes score than its peers while being smaller and overlooked. Favorites of mine that fit those would have been The Way Way Back, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The One I Love, but they’re not really “maligned.” Instead, my pick is a movie that’s never left my head and one I cannot seem to complete a full film review for years later.