Joe Swanberg's a fucking master. UNCLE KENT is the best of his work that I've seen. Clearly a recurring sensibility runs through his entire oeuvre, but each new Swanberg I see reveals a deeper grasp of rhythm, light, performance, & gestural nuance. These characters are so solicitous about the process of aging, of stepping beyond their demeanors. What are their convictions, their limitations? How does one communicate?
An honest, relatable film that is guaranteed to hit a personal note or two. The conflict of being attracted to someone who loves someone else - or being in a relationship and feeling attracted to someone else - is so simply captured without any romcom quirky bullshit in between. Was a little disappointed with the ending, but even that captured the feeling of emptiness after such a situation.