Tuesday, May 07, 2013

In Praise of 'Stories We Tell'

Recently, Criticwire asked reviewers to select the best filmmaker under 40. Many responders picked Sarah Polley, and her latest film, Stories We Tell, is probably a big reason why. The actor-turned-director's first two movies, Away From Her and Take This Waltz, were accomplished, but her latest is her best yet. It's a documentary about her family, and it's real gem -- even if you know the real story, which I highly recommend avoiding before seeing this film. I wrote about Stories We Tell for Deadspin.