October 28, 2011 |
"Love hurts," the classic song lyric insists, "love scars, love wounds and mars. " If you are experienced enough to understand love's fragility but still romantic enough to embrace its power, "Like Crazy" will put you away. Deserved winner of the grand jury prize at Sundance, this story is as simple as two people mad about each other and as complex as intense relationships inevitably get. Spanning two continents and a number of years, featuring fearless acting by Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones (who took home a Sundance special jury prize)
October 23, 2011 |
Fittingly, it began with a date. Last year, Anton Yelchin, 21 and coming off his performance as Chekov in the film "Star Trek," was sitting nervously in the bar of a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles, waiting for a woman five years his senior. On a flight from London, his dinner companion, the British actress Felicity Jones, was also trying to squelch the butterflies. "I remember thinking, 'I just hope he's a good guy,'" she recalled. The two were indeed rendezvousing to see whether they'd make a good couple — only not in real life.
January 21, 2011 |
Drake Doremus has always been a bit of a prodigy, a filmmaker who combines the energy and enthusiasm of the 27-year-old he is with an old soul sensibility wise enough to value emotional honesty and capture it on film. Those gifts are showcased in Doremus' impeccable "Like Crazy," his third feature in three years to play either Sundance or Slamdance. While his previous films displayed more of a comic sensibility, "Like Crazy," which debuts Saturday in Sundance's dramatic competition, is definitely for those who want to be touched by the poet.
May 6, 2009
Anton Yelchin: In an article in Tuesday's Calendar about actor Anton Yelchin, the byline of the article's author, Nicholas White, misspelled his first name as Nicolas.
May 5, 2009 |
Sipping hot tea on a recent morning in Studio City, the Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin could have passed for one of the thousands of scruffy, out-of-work musicians who roam the Valley with unruly hair, an aura of angst and their "Repo Man" wardrobes. Yelchin, still eager to prove himself after almost a decade making feature films, was a practiced study in low-profile excitement. "These two movies," he said, "are special." Special indeed. This month, Yelchin has an appointment with fanboy-film destiny.
February 21, 2008 |
Anton YELCHIN brings an irresistible mix of suppressed anger and longing, innocence and precocity to his role as the title character in "Charlie Bartlett." He plays a crafty misfit who makes Ferris Bueller and Max Fischer look like rank amateurs. Opening Friday, the film tells the story of a rich kid with an outsider's complex.