Between the Lines

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Between the Lines was deftly directed by Joan Micklin Silver on a miniature budget. The drama is set in the offices of an "alternative" newspaper, vaguely reminiscent of The Village Voice (where Silver once worked). The large ensemble cast of then-unknowns is headed by John Heard, playing a photojournalist who takes time off from trying to save the world to have a brief affair with Lindsay Crouse. Other employees and hangers-on include Jeff Goldblum, Jill Eikenberry, Bruno Kirby, Lane Smith and Marilu Henner.

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  • For most of its talky running time, Between the Lines is a hangout film in which too few of the characters are good company.

    Feb 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There's still sweet tang, a rising waft of authenticity. The fictional Main Line is losing its counterculture cred-the 1960s had been over for a while-but life, and loving, goes on. Like Jeff Goldblum.

    Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • Between the Lines is barely about a newspaper at all, more about a bunch of youngish people whose energies are running out, as American counterculture itself had run their course, with the '80s and its hard-nosed principles about to kick in.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Films about intrepid reporters are myriad ... but did anyone ever write a screenplay about Wayne Barrett and Robert Christgau's pioneering years at The Village Voice?

    Mar 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • ... a film that connects very directly with a vital and apparently spontaneous style, close to films like Next Stop, Greenwich Village, by Paul Mazursky, or even Easy Rider... [Full review in Spanish]

    Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The film serves more as a showcase for its talented performers (John Heard, Jeff Goldblum, Lindsay Crouse) than as critical view of the underground press or a compelling study of disenchantment among 1960s radicals.

    May 1, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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