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Film, "Toast": Nigel Slater's Ax-Grinding Novel Dully Translated to Big Screen

"Toast": Nigel Slater's Ax-Grinding Novel Dully Translated to Big Screen

Premiered as a BBC1 telefilm, now flaunting its wasteful widescreen in theaters, Toast adapts the autobiography of Nigel Slater, a popular British food writer looking back in condescension on the Midlands of his youth. The film begins in the middle-class…
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Film, "The Art of Getting By": Teen Movies Don't Get More Boring Than This

"The Art of Getting By": Teen Movies Don't Get More Boring Than This

Gavin Wiesen's first film, as passive and vanilla as its title, continues the numbing trendlet begun in 2008 with Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist: dramatizing the stupefying dullness of privileged white teenagers in New York City. Protagonist George (Freddie Highmore)…
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