ACUTE MISFORTUNE MOVIE REVIEW
“Acute Misfortune” is based on journalist Erik Jensen’s biography of the late artist Adam Cullen and their toxic, abusive relationship. Jensen co-writes with first-time feature director Thomas M. Wright.. The film follows Jensen (Toby Wallace) who has written a profile of the eccentric, to put it mildly, artist Adam Cullen (Daniel Henshall) and his upcoming gallery showing. Jensen is asked to write a biography of the artist and what follows is an unflinching look into the mind and process of a deeply troubled man. Jensen finds an honest connection to anchor Adam down and he drives that anchor away from him, only to pull it back in from time-to-time. Stopping by the gallery to debate this particular piece of art are Wright, Alex, Jordan, and Dogget to see if this belongs in the Louvre or if it’s no better than what your kid puts on the fridge.
DIRECTED BY: Thomas M. Wright
STARRING: Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Gillian Jones, Genevieve Lemon, Max Cullen, Daniel Agular, James Bell, Rowland Holmes, Steve Mouzakis, Joanne Samuel
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He’s co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. His current hosting gig is with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright is also hosting reviews with Screener Squad and editing reviews as well.
Alex Sullivan (Screener Squad)
This Alex. He Shy.
Fascinated by the countless worlds that can be visited by simply pressing “Play”, Alex finds himself awash in an endless stream of titles. Whenever a particularly strange title strikes his fancy, he becomes an enamored prophet of this new idea, spreading its good word to whomever will listen. Alex constantly works to improve his fluency in the universal language of cinema. Underneath his mellow facade, he’s a chihuahua, shaking with excitement to be a part of such a wonderfully diverse and welcoming community of voices that share his enthusiasm.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
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