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Film, "Touchy Feely": A Family Embraces Not Embracing

"Touchy Feely": A Family Embraces Not Embracing

Touchy Feely Lynn Shelton, before this the maker of Humpday and Your Sister's Sister, has a great knack for modest movies that are just high-concept enough. Shelton's Touchy Feely springs from a strong comedic hook: Just as a free-spirit massage…
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Film, "Your Sister's Sister": Schmaltz with Sharp Dialogue

"Your Sister's Sister": Schmaltz with Sharp Dialogue

Beginning with a bilious toast and ending with a group hug, Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister, her fourth film, expertly makes us squirm for about half its running time only to soothe us with empty pop-psych declarations. In Shelton's previous…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Humpday</i>

Humpday

Humpday opens with a pair of breeders in bed. A youngish married couple, Ben (mumblecordeon Mark Duplass) and Anna (Alycia Delmore), confess that they’re too tired to procreate that night. As if in response, the doorbell rings at 2 a.m.,…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Humpday</i>

Humpday

Humpday opens with a pair of breeders in bed. A youngish married couple, Ben (mumblecordeon Mark Duplass) and Anna (Alycia Delmore), confess that they’re too tired to procreate that night. As if in response, the doorbell rings at 2 a.m.,…
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