Josh Martin dives deep into the latest from director Mia Hansen-Løve IFC Films, “Bergman Island.”
Unfortunately, this vacation gone awry isn’t anything you haven’t already seen done before – and done better.
While it sometimes struggles to balance its tone – switching between heartfelt, vicious, raunchy and inspiring all in a matter of minutes – Feldstein’s impressive ability to perfectly match whatever is thrown her way makes “How to Build a Girl” worth the watch.
There’s certainly artistic value to be found in pushing boundaries with disturbing content, but the more disgusting something is, the better the overall film must be in order for the subject matter to feel justified. In “Swallow,” that’s never accomplished.