Lucas McNelly

Lucas McNelly


Writer. Filmmaker. Crowdfunding Expert.

I made these films.

Favorite films

  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Casablanca
  • Hoosiers

Recent activity

  • Sunset Boulevard


  • Ice Age: Collision Course


  • Brighton Rock


  • Te Ata


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight


    I saw this at a Press & Industry screening at Sundance. About a half hour before the screening, an executive from a studio showed up. Someone in line asked if he was attached to the film in any way and he said, "No, I'm just here as a fan."

    It was that kind of screening.

    It's probably impossible for me to have hated this movie. They would have had to spectacularly fuck it up, and there's no reason why they would.…

  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    Ain't Them Bodies Saints


    The first thing that strikes you about David Lowery's second feature is the sunlight, how bleeds across the screen. The second thing that strikes you is just how assured it is, how confident Lowery is with what he doing--with the pacing, the blocking, the dialogue, everything. You feel like this is a filmmaker who is so very in control.

    Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star as a husband and wife criminal team, sort of a low-rent Bonnie and Clyde. They…