This was very silly. It did make me giggle though I must admit.
David Faraci talks a lot of crap by suggesting that Joe Swanbergs films aren't narrative. I mean it's hardly like Phil Solomon, or Stan Brakhage or something is it?
I wonder what David would make of the sci-fi movie 2001. He just seems like he wants to find any excuse to slate Joe Swanbergs movies and is perhaps using him as a punchbag to vent his own frustrations at the state of cinema these days.
I actually think a lot of the so called mumblecore movies work far better than many low budget movies that are out there and it seems like David expects a lot for something made on tiny limited budgets.
I'm also going to throw in some love for Aaron Katz here. I actually really liked Quiet City. So shoot me.
I seem to remember watching some good stuff by Joe Swanberg and some not so good stuff but I like the way he strives to do better in his filmmaking with each film.
There are filmmakers out there who are much lauded who deserve far more criticism than Joe Swanberg but I guess the mumblecore folks are seen as easy targets. I like the fact they are trying to do so much with little resources personally.
Good luck to them all I say! :)