Movies Directed by Todd Solondz (in alphabetical order)

Palindromes

Palindromes

Todd Solondz is one of those talented writer/directors whose work I don't personally like, but I'll watch nonetheless. (Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson are two others.) Maybe it's because I keep hoping he will finally make a film that truly speaks to me. Or maybe I'm just maintaining my cultural literacy. Known for his sadistic storylines, Solondz opens his latest… read more!

Storytelling

Storytelling

This was my reaction to Todd Solondz's previous feature Happiness: It was well-written, well-directed, well-acted... and I didn't like it. In interviews, Solondz repeatedly insists that he does have sympathy for his characters – wretched losers behaving wretchedly and having wretched things happen to them – but he's so defensive that there's a bit of "he doth protest too much" about him. I… read more!