Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sundance 2015: 'Digging for Fire' Review

When I got out of my screening of director Joe Swanberg's Digging for Fire last night, I told a colleague that I felt like he had made his version of Eyes Wide Shut. What did I mean by that? Well, the film (starring Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt) is about a married couple who end up having separate weekends, plunging them into unexpected, emotionally complicated situations. And it all kicks off with the husband discovering a human bone and a handgun buried in the yard of the home where he and his wife are house-sitting.

The more I think about this film, the more I like its ambiguous, almost subliminal resonance. I reviewed Digging for Fire for Screen International.