I'm one of the few people who really liked - or even bothered to see - graphic designer/music video director Mike Mills's feature debut Thumbsucker. Though it was a little self-conscious, I think it showed promise for the filmmaker. So I was somewhat disappointed that his sophomore effort, the semiautobiographical Beginners, toned down the imaginative visuals in exchange for that… read more!
Movies Directed by Mike Mills (in alphabetical order)
Admirable Sundance-style indie film about a 17-year-old loner named Justin (appealing newcomer Lou Pucci) who quite literally still sucks his thumb. His well-meaning but frustrated parents (Vincent D'Onofrio and a sublime Tilda Swinton) determine that he suffers from some form of hyperactivity, so they get him hooked on Ritalin, which turns the sullen Justin into an aggressive speech and debate… read more!