Lousy Carter

Lousy Carter (2023)

Lousy Carter has its UK première at the Glasgow Film Festival 2024 Writer/director Bob Byington’s latest feature Lousy Carter opens with its protagonist (David Krumholtz) explaining his unusual nickname to his Jungian analyst (Stephen Root). We never learn Lousy’s real forename, but ever since, back in high school (where he was a “brutal nerd”), he…

El Rey

El Rey de la Fiesta (King of the Party) (2021)

Salomón Askenazi’s El Rey de la Fiesta is – much like Spike Jonze’s Adaptation. (2002) – concerned with identical twins and twinned identities. Where 50-year-old husband and father Héctor (Giancarlo Ruiz) is uptight, unhappy and deprived – self-deprived, even – of everything that he desires (sex, fun, freedom), his brother Rafael (also Ruiz) is Héctor’s…