An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn / Jim Hosking

  • Country and year: UK / USA 2018
  • Director: Jim Hosking
  • Writer: Jim Hosking, David Wike
  • Producer(s): Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Andrew Starke, Lucan Toh
  • Cinematographer: Nanu Segal
  • Music: Andrew Hung
  • Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson, Matt Berry, Maria Bamford, Sky Elobar
  • Format: DCP

“Since his 2016 debut The Greasy Strangler, [director Jim] Hosking has specialized in terrariums of kooks. His brain works methodically. He’s no sloppy absurdist throwing whatever at the screen to see what sticks. Instead, Hosking gives rhythm to the madness. — In a Hosking film, every character — even the extras — is at once bizarrely unique and part of a clan. — Hosking has a vision, and more often that not, it works. Strip away the madness and the script, co-written with David Wike, is a standard riff on oddballs-on-the-run flicks like True Romance. Except Beverly Luff Linn still doesn’t function like a film that believes in arcs. It takes the shape of a tightrope stunt. The thrill isn’t whether characters will change, it’s whether the actors will be able to sustain the humor. — those who delight in championing the next cult film leader will nod along with [Jemaine] Clement when he grins, Although I don’t know what what’s going on here, I’m having a great time.” – Amy Nicholson / Variety


“One of the most distinctive new voices in current cinema.”
– Eric Kohn / IndieWire

“Hints of John Waters and David Lynch”
– Anthony Kaufman / Screen International

“A movie you won’t forget experiencing anytime soon”
– Adam Patterson / Film Pulse

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