Old Boyfriends Reviews

August 23, 2019
I find Tewkesbury's restraint more interesting, as it results in something hazily impenetrable and truer to the often ambiguous nature of people's thoughts and motivations.
August 22, 2019
It's a meandering curio, driven by the enigma of what propels Dianne and the question of what is true and real, all underscored by an eerily aloof narration from a Diane some years down the line, voicing over with mordant lines plucked from diary entries.
July 29, 2019
Tewkesbury has absorbed much of Altman's ability to capture spontaneity, but none of his genius for telling a good story.
July 29, 2019
Tewkesbury evokes a Hitchcockian depth of subjectivity in what is essentially a first-person survey of women's hidden terrors.
January 9, 2013
Joan Tewksbury, who penned Altman's wonderful movie Nashville, makes a so so direcying debut with this sharply uneven serio comedy.
March 26, 2009
A protege of Robert Altman, novice director Joan Tewkesbury, who scripted his Nashville, employs similar loosely narrative techniques, with the Shire character holding together the series of set pieces.
January 9, 2007
January 26, 2006
The failure owes something to slack direction, and probably more to the misogyny of Paul and Leonard Schrader's script, which contrives a distinctly reactionary mix of sentiment, morality, and melodrama.
May 9, 2005
The performers... invest much more of themselves in the film than it ever returns to them.