Frederik Lyons points out that James Gray’s Two Lovers is being called the best American movie of the year. Steven Zeitchik from the Hollywood Reporter said so too, if the poster blurb above is to be believed. I tracked down Zeitchik’s review, and indeed that’s what he said, although he said it in May when its only real competition was The Visitor. Still, he makes it sound intriguing:
There’s a gentle emotional rhythm to “Two Lovers” of the kind of one sees frequently in European films (and really frequently in European films here) but rarely found in modern American dramas, which tend toward, well, the melodrama. As a result, it all seems much more authentic, more human.
Gray was danging Two Lovers around in Cannes, but couldn’t find any distributor to nibble. So now the “best drama of the year” sneaks in as the first interesting movie of next year. It opens on Feb 13 — just in time for a night out with your favorite 3some on Valentines Day.