May 2013 Don't Miss Movies
"Disconnect" and "Before Midnight" are this month's must-see movies
by Alison Bailes
Comic actor Jason Bateman (left) gives a deeply affecting performance in a rare dramatic role. In this Crash-style tale about digital connection and social isolation, Bateman plays a busy lawyer whose son (an excellent Jonah Bobo) becomes the victim of cyber bullies. Paula Patton, Frank Grillo and Alexander Skarsgård are also superb in a taut thriller that slowly and steadily builds to a devastating finale.
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy (left) reunite for a third European encounter in director Richard Linklater’s romantic series. The couple we met in Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) now live together with twin daughters and a healthy dose of relationship blues. The two are among the most finely realized characters ever captured on film, and their dialogue (contributed by the two stars and the director) rings startlingly true. It’s a pleasure growing up with them.
First published in the May 2013 issue of More