Design is One (2012)

Aug 31, 2015 by Mr. Nau Lella and Massimo Vignelli shared a long career together at the pinnacle of the world of design. This delightfully engaging documentary walks us through their career, the staggering variety of the projects they worked on, their unmatchable creativity and intelligence, and the lightness and humor that defined their legendary […]

Tig (2015)

Jul 22, 2015 by Mr. Nau When comedian Tig Notaro was diagnosed with breast cancer, she threw her material aside and delivered a tear-inducing stand up set in Los Angeles that left other comics in the audience stunned. This documentary covers her recovery, life, the loss of her mother, and attempts to start a family. […]

It’s a Disaster (2012)

Jul 17, 2015 by Mr. Nau In this dark comedy, a group of young couples, including newcomer Glen, convene for brunch as some unknown force attacks the city, confining them indefinitely in the house for their own safety as their fragile relationships, their waning sanity, their precarious safety, and the entire world crumbles slowly around […]

Not Suitable for Children (2012)

Jul 17, 2015 by Mr. Nau Jonah is a party animal, until he receives a diagnosis of testicular cancer. His doctors give him a few weeks of fertility left, so he makes it his mission to quickly meet someone and pass on his genes. Stevie, his female best friend, helps him in his hilarious quest. […]

The Longest Week (2014)

Jul 16, 2015 by Mr. Nau In this comedy, a rich, pampered man child is evicted from his parent’s posh Manhattan hotel and forced to fend for himself without any of his usually vast wealth. The central character, Conrad, played by Jason Bateman, is so whiny and lost that it’s impossible to sympathize with his […]

Perfect Sense (2011)

Jul 15, 2015 by Mr. Nau Ewan McGregor and Eva Green star in this strange dystopian romance about a doctor trying to find a cure for the epidemic that’s causing people to lose their senses and a chef who works next door. The breathless sense of panic and frustration in this picture is believable and […]

Tracks (2013)

Jul 14, 2015 by Mr. Nau Robyn Davidson set off in 1977 to cross the desert from Alice Springs, Australia, to the Indian Ocean, with four camels and a dog. In this biopic about the adventure, Mia Wasikowska portrays her against the gorgeous and stark backdrop of the desert wilderness, assisted occasionally by generous Aboriginal […]

Save the Date (2012)

Jul 13, 2015 by Mr. Nau This indie romantic comedy features a heartfelt script and good acting performances by Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, and Mark Webber. Sisters Beth and Sarah are dating two guys in an indie rock band, until an unexpected proposal sends Sarah fleeing to find out what she […]

Hollidaysburg (2014)

Jul 11, 2015 by Mr. Nau In this sleepy, independent slice-of-life teen comedy, a group of college freshmen return home to their small Pennsylvania town for Thanksgiving and explore old friendships and make new ones. This picture has its heart in the right place, but the pace trudges and we’ve seen this story before. Grade: […]