Thursday, May 24, 2012

Back Stage: 'Oslo, August 31st' Is Terrific

For this week's Screen Grab column over at Back Stage, I dive into six movies opening over Memorial Day weekend. There are no real stinkers -- Cowgirls 'n Angels is merely a mild bore -- but the best of the bunch is Oslo, August 31st, from director Joachim Trier. Yes, he and Lars von Trier are apparently distant relatives, but their films are nothing alike, except for the fact that they're quite striking. Here's this week's column.