Tag Archives: Aubrey Plaza

Sydney Film Festival Review: Ingrid Goes West (USA, 2017) Savages Social Media

At first glance, the logline for Ingrid Goes West can sound a bit twee, tacky or hyperbolic. In the wrong hands, this feels like a film that could easily have come off the wrong way. However, it’s to the credit of director Matt Splicer that it feels less like a lecture from your parents more like a cautionary tale that feels only a few steps away from the everyday. ... Continue Reading

Legion‘s first season was wildly stylised; examining reality, fantasy, mental illness and mutants

Sometimes a new show comes along and it feels like a breath of fresh air in amongst a genre that has been feeling a little formulaic and stale. Legion created and developed by Noah Hawley (Fargo) takes a deeply dramatic dive into the world of mutants and superpowers. We meet David Haller (Dan Stevens) and his girlfriend Syd Barrett (Rachel Keller) and travel down the rabbit hole path into a series that examines, reality, fantasy, mental illness and superpowers all in a wildly stylised series. We took a look at the show’s first few episodes and put together an initial impressions piece. Now we compile some thoughts on the season as a whole, and potentially where the second season can go.... Continue Reading

SXSW Film Interview: Aubrey Plaza and Hal Hartley discuss Ned Rifle

After just finishing up after seven seasons on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza certainly hasn’t slowed down. Not only does she star in another SXSW film, Fresno, she also stars as Susan in writer/director Hal Hartley‘s film Ned Rifle. The AU Review spoke to the film’s star and writer/director about religion, Kickstarter, and all things deadpan.... Continue Reading