Comfort and Joy

Bill Forsyth is one of those quiet, under-the-radar filmmakers who somehow managed to carve out a career making quirky, underplayed, heartfelt comedies that don't really stand out in any obvious way, yet somehow manage to assert themselves as unique pieces of art all the same. Comfort and Joy is his follow-up to critical fave Local … Continue reading Comfort and Joy

Local Hero

Local Hero It's almost impossible for me to picture the pitch session that got Bill Forsyth's underplayed gem made. An American goes to Scotland to negotiate a land deal for the oil company he works for... and that's pretty much it. But the film is so sweet, in such a simple, genuine, natural way, you … Continue reading Local Hero