65. Damsels in Distress (B+)
Whit Stillman returns to the screen after a Malick-level hiatus (14 years since The Last Days of Disco
), and the result is an aggressively quirky comedy about a group of snobby do-gooder college girls. I'm still unsure if this is an absurdist masterpiece in the A-range or a very solid B-range comedy that lacks a certain something necessary to rank higher. The pace never flags, at a minimum, which is a virtue in a comedy. Provisionally I'll call it a B+. It's headlined by Analeigh Tipton, who the IMDb tells me was a contestant on America's Next Top Model
, but between this is and her lovely work in Crazy Stupid Love
is carving out a niche playing endearingly awkward girls; and Greta Gerwig, in a performance of epic deadpanness. This is also the first time in a while I've seen Adam Brody in anything.
Cinema: 15 (+1)
Home Video: 43