Sam likes Juliette, the lead actress in his sexually explicit film, but he must remain professional while directing her. When Juliette and her co-star Eric develop feelings for each other that they explore off-camera, Sam feels jealous, and his inner struggles threaten to derail the project.
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I liked this one, I think, insofar as it manages to be a study of on-set politics and passive aggression that's genuinely subtle and nuanced, despite containing what feels like a 10-minute shot of Kent Osbourne tweaking Josephine Decker's nipple.
Swanberg has a trauma with cowgirl position, doesn't he? In end of "Nights and Weekends," Gerwig has sex with Swanberg but she thinks "Ah, I don't get wet. So, this relationship is over." In "Art History," breakdown happens during filming cowgirl position sequence. It's weird.
Some Michael haneke shit right there! Absolutely brilliant. Goddamn it! This movie is devastating. Joe Swanberg is, in my estimation, THE American filmmaker. No one else understands how to fill a room with so much unbearable emotion.
Film sobre celos y auto boicot. El director no logra dar un tratamiento convincente. Pero eso no es lo importante. El punto fino es la metadiégesis: la película dentro de la película, dos planos narrativos autónomos, interconectados. Los personajes deambulan entre uno y otro. Cine experimental: director, guionistas, camarógrafo y editor son los mismos actores. Escenas de sexo realistas, sin luz especial ni maquillaje
The film seems to have borrowed an enormous amount from Catherine Breillat's 'Sex is Comedy'. Except for the ending, it seemed like a crappy version of the Breillat's masterpiece. I'd say this film explains why American cinema, when it attempts art, feels mediocre in comparison with its European counterpart.
Impressionante como este filme utiliza-se muito bem dos sentimentos dúbios, da filmagem com câmera na mão, diálogos improvisados, e, sobretudo, com a leveza das cenas de sexo (quase) explícito, que culminam num incrível clímax emocional Aqui, senti que Joe Swanberg quer - e consegue - transmitir-nos sensações a partir de uma identificação tão primária quanto elementar, tão epidérmica quanto anímica. Uau! (WPC>)
Another mumbleporn from Joe Swanberg. There is a story underneath the traditional long takes of actual friends just hanging out, but not enough of it. The lengthy scenes that make you feel like you're watching the cutting room floor takes of a student film outnumber everything else.