Genius, madman, or just the greatest actor of his generation? Shia LaBeouf seems destined for the superlatives one way or another, and frankly, he doesn’t give a damn what you think. Or, well, actually he really, really does, and doesn’t—he has a lot to say. Listen up.
"Jared Hogan’s Small Little Things is a story of two teenagers who meet and fall in love. Less than 11 minutes long, with virtually only a couple of lines of dialogue, this film is actually surprisingly successful in conveying all of the emotions that make young love such an amazing but traumatic experience.” (via)
“Every year there’s a lead performance or two in an indie-level film that’s so drop-to-your-knees mesmerizing that people like myself throw back the shutters and shout “definitely award-worthy…make room!”… And every time I blow the horn the cynical, know-it-all Gurus and Gold Derby-ers say “nope…no way, Jose…the distributor either can’t afford or won’t pay for a serious awards campaign, let alone for the services of a Lisa Taback-level campaign strategist…this is a Spirit Awards contender at best.” I spit on that attitude, that corroded way of thinking. Because I’m telling you straight and true that Paul Dano‘s performance as the youngish Brian Wilson in Bill Pohlad‘s Love and Mercy, which I saw this afternoon, is almost spookily great.”—WELLS!!!