Movie Blog: 'Listen Up Philip' ReviewListen Up Philip is a film for those fascinated by Philip Roth, or that harbor a soft spot for people whose creative personalities stem, in part, from them being jerks. The dark comedy's story revolves around the New York literary scene, and the problems a talented and amazingly egotistical young writer might face while living in "the city." Yet, comedy might not be quite the word for it. Listen Up could just as well be a tragedy – a slow, meandering tragedy – with great design, superbly-rendered characters, and a few laughs here and there.
Movie Blog: ‘Hysteria’ Rubs Rom-Com Skeptic The Right WayTanya Wexler’s “Hysteria” is not the cure-all to rom-com and period piece genre foibles, but it’s the injection of history that makes this flick both entertaining and noteworthy.