films seen
7
average score
3.28*
nationality
USA - 62 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The good stuff

Happiness

by Todd Solondz
1998 / 134m - USA
Comedy
Happiness poster

A true benchmark for uncomfortable comedy. Solondz treads a very line between comedy and tragedy, but never trips up. The characters are terrible, intolerable people, but they all draw sympathy from the audience, even though they rarely deserve it. The cinematography and score are pretty bland, the structure a little simple, but almost every other scene is a comedy highlight and the film is filled with memorable confrontations. They sure don't make 'em like this anymore.

Life During Wartime

by Todd Solondz
2009 / 98m - USA
Comedy
4.0*/5.0*
Life During Wartime poster

I would advise against making this the first Solondz film you watch, just try Happiness or Storytelling first as these films are a bit more accessible.

Palindromes

by Todd Solondz
2004 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Drama
4.0*/5.0*
Palindromes poster

Storytelling

by Todd Solondz
2001 / 87m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Romance
4.0*/5.0*
Storytelling poster

The inoffensive

Dark Horse

by Todd Solondz
2011 / 86m - USA
Comedy, Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Dark Horse poster

Welcome to the Dollhouse

by Todd Solondz
1995 / 88m - USA
Comedy, Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Welcome to the Dollhouse poster

Big nopes

Venice 70: Future Reloaded

by Hala Abdallah, John Akomfrah, Catherine Breillat, Júlio Bressane, Rama Burshtein, Antonio Capuano, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Isabel Coixet, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Claire Denis, Lav Diaz, Amit Dutta, Atom Egoyan, Aleksey Fedorchenko, Frédéric Fonteyne, James Franco, Lluís Galter, Haile Gerima, Aleksey German, Amos Gitai, Sang-soo Hong, Benoît Jacquot, Zhangke Jia, Semih Kaplanoglu, Abbas Kiarostami, Yorgos Lanthimos, Pablo Larraín, Tobias Lindholm, Guido Lombardi, Jazmín López, Samuel Maoz, Pietro Marcello, Brillante Mendoza, Celina Murga, Amir Naderi, Shirin Neshat, Nicolás Pereda, Franco Piavoli, Giuseppe Piccioni, Edgar Reitz, João Pedro Rodrigues, Walter Salles, Paul Schrader, Ulrich Seidl, Luca Severi, Sion Sono, Jean-Marie Straub, Tusi Tamasese, Tariq Teguia, Pablo Trapero, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Teresa Villaverde, Bing Wang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Andrew Wonder, Yonfan, Krzysztof Zanussi, Karim Aïnouz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jan Cvitkovic, Davide Ferrario, Monte Hellman, Marlen Khutsiev, Milcho Manchevski, Franco Maresco, Salvatore Mereu, Ermanno Olmi, Michele Placido, Todd Solondz, Shekhar Kapur, Heeraz Marfatia, Ki-duk Kim, Shinya Tsukamoto
2013 / 120m - USA
Documentary
1.0*/5.0*
Venice 70: Future Reloaded poster