Carving A Life tells the messy, yet authentic story of a relationship challenged by alcoholism. Told over the course of many years, we track this marriage through its ups and downs, and form close bonds to the charismatic leads. Great soundtrack and editing as well!
I loved that this film was listed as both a comedy and thriller. I think genre blends keep films fresh, fun and unpredictable. It transforms a traditional subject matter into something subversive and exciting. This film was also about filmmaking and offered a meta look at the subject matter, which was educational and thought provoking. Although it's an indie film it had a high production value and the two female leads do a great job.
There's plenty to love in this theatrical, campy, raunchy vampire musical. Despite being low budget this film has a great cast full of unexpected yet familiar faces. You never know exactly where it's headed but it's a fun ride with tons of great original music.
You immediately settle into this film during the opening sequence, which is beautifully shot and scored. The movie does a good job creating a feel good tone, while also quickly establishing conflict and capturing the strange dynamics of this charming small town. The film features a talented ensemble cast, who all feel real and relatable. I applaud the director's diverse casting choices, and Paul Guilfoyle does a terrific job in his lead role.