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Top 3 Critics’ Picks In Theaters this August: Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love

The One I Love – Charlie McDowell
Limited Release – August 22nd
Distributor: RADiUS-TWC

Awards & Fests: Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and has been programmed at a slew of American indie fests such as Dallas, Sarasota, Seattle and Traverse.

What the critic’s are saying?: Our Nicholas Bell makes the case that we best not know much going into the genre-bender, “almost impossible to discuss without tarnishing the highly nuanced and inventive twists it uses to ponder age old relationship issue situations, Charlie McDowell’s directorial debut, The One I Love is one of those films best to experience completely blindsided.”

Variety critic Geoff Berkshire’s glowing review makes the mention of great perfs from the onscreen pair, surprising since “screenwriter Justin Lader only supplied a 50-page script and suggested dialogue, leaving Duplass and Moss to improvise a large percentage of the lines.”

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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