Wednesday February 26, 2020

Dour and out in New York

Cinema: Listen Up Philip. Directed by Alex Ross Perry. IFI, no cert. Rating: ***. Fortune’s Wheel. Directed by Joe Lee. IFI, no cert. Rating: ****. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. Directed by Mark Hartley. selected cinemas.

7th June, 2015
Jason Schwartzman and Elizabeth Moss in Listen Up Philip

In Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip, Jason Schwartzman plays a deeply unpleasant thirtysomething New York novelist whose constant torrent of verbal aggression and rampant egomania seems to both relieve and revive his overwhelming anxiety.

It’s a shame he’s such an awful person because the truth of it is, Phillip has a lot to be anxious about. His first book was a success, the second is a dud. His long-time girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth...

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