Two Coats’ movie pick: Adventureland

Director Greg Mottola (Daytrippers and Superbad) has been called the new John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, etc.), but Mottola’s films are much grittier, infused with a singular indie-angsty sophistication. In New York, David Edelstein writes that Mottola “plays old songs in new keys and strikes dissonant, unsettling notes.” The … read more… “Two Coats’ movie pick: Adventureland”

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Painter-turned-director Greg Mottola scores with “Superbad”

Greg Mottola, graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Art (notable grads: Andy Warhol, Jonathan Borofsky, John Currin), directed “Superbad,” which opens in theaters today. Rumor has it that instead of submitting a screenplay with his application to Columbia’s film school, he opted to submit a graphic novel. After graduating with an MFA in the early … read more… “Painter-turned-director Greg Mottola scores with “Superbad””

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