DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS MOVIE REVIEW
Don’t be confused, this is NOT the latest Wes Anderson film, though we wouldn’t blame you for thinking that. “Dr. Bird`s Advice for Sad Poets” is directed and adapted by Yaniv Raz, from the novel of the same name. James is an anxious and depressed teen who copes with the disappearance of his older sister, terrible home life, burgeoning romance, and other problems with his therapist, an imaginary bird, Dr. Bird. Our own elite psychiatrists Ben, Alex, and Jordan analyze this movie and discover if there is anything worthwhile about this offbeat dramedy.
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DIRECTED BY: Yaniv Raz
STARRING: YaYa Gosselin, Jason Isaacs, Lisa Edelstein, Taylor Russell, David Arquette, Lucas Jade Zumann, Tom Wilkinson, Chase Stokes, Roger Dale Floyd, Lily Donoghue, Caroline Arapoglou, Odiseas Georgiadis, Hunter Deno, Michael H. Cole, Bryan McClure
Ben Glasthal (Highly Suspect Review, Screener Squad, Breakfast Pub, Unstabletop Gamers, Video and Audio Editor, Assistant Site Manager)
Born in Boston, then ending up in Dallas, Texas in the early 2000s, Ben has always had a passion for film. He started in film school not long after where he launched MovieReelizations.com where he still writes reviews to this day. He’s since moved to Austin where he has been also hopping on podcasts and both editing and shooting videos for One of Us. A fan of films from almost all genres, and many that predate him more than makes sense, he is anything if not eclectic in what he’s watching at any point. For the rest of his free time, he can be found biking, drinking craft beer, being an amateur photographer, and playing video games by himself or on Twitch. He’s best found on Instagram or Twitter as @MovieReelBen.
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.
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