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February 13th, 2009

Two Lovers: Gwyneth Paltrow in Brighton Beach

The New York Times' movie reviewer (and Brooklynite) A.O. Scott liked it and I'm hoping it's going to play in Brooklyn soon. Hello?

Shot in Brighton Beach. Looks interesting. A must-see for me.

“Two Lovers” deals with the romantic ambivalence of a young man in
Brooklyn, a description that might set visions of mumblecore dancing in
your head. But this movie, the director James Gray’s fourth feature
(after “Little Odessa,” “The Yards” and “We Own the Night”), is not
another low-key, closely observed study in bohemian diffidence. It
takes place in Brighton Beach, many subway stops (and sociological
light years) from the northwestern sections of the borough, where the
hipsters roam. And its palette of emotions, like its rich and somber
35-millimeter cinematography, departs from the hand-held, hi-def,
discursive style associated with directors like Joe Swanberg and Aaron
Katz, harking back to an older, artistically more conservative film
tradition of lush, earnest melodrama. — A. O. Scott, The New York Times
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