Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg, 2013) 1/5
Joe Swanberg has always been a mediocre filmmaker in my opinion like I super wouldn’t mind if he just stopped making films altogether. I don’t feel like he particularly made any notable contributions to American independent cinema but I mean, I don’t know… maybe it just so happened that the Joe Swanberg films that I’ve seen are his not so good ones? Though I honestly doubt that. STILL, if there’s a film of his that you thought was really good and that you think could possibly change my mind, tell me and I’d honestly be willing to give it a try. Or if you’d like to say something to defend the guy, go ahead. His films are definitely not complete trash but this latest one, his so-called mainstream effort, is the worst that I’ve seen from him. His films might evolve formally or aesthetically (except that I don’t even think so since what only happened is that his film now looks like every other American independent film out there) but the content remains meaningless and problematic as always.