‘Digging for Fire’ delves into mystery and marriage (Our grade: C)

This photo provided by The Orchard shows, Mike Birbiglia, from left, as Phil, Jake Johnson as Tim, and Sam Rockwell as Ray, in a scene from the film, "Digging for Fire." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (Ben Richardson/The Orchard via AP)

This photo provided by The Orchard shows, Mike Birbiglia, from left, as Phil, Jake Johnson as Tim, and Sam Rockwell as Ray, in a scene from the film, “Digging for Fire.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (Ben Richardson/The Orchard via AP)

Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

The best thing to happen to filmmaker Joe Swanberg? His choice of cinematographer. Ben Richardson, who worked with the director on the recent Chicago projects “Drinking Buddies” and “Happy Christmas,” teams up with Swanberg again for “Digging for Fire,” which was shot on warm, pleasing 35 millimeter film in the canyons and on the beaches of Los Angeles.

The movie, the latest of Swanberg’s infidelity daydreams, moves with uneffacing assurance. It boasts a blue-chip cast clearly comfortable with improvising on — or bailing out — the script by Swanberg and the film’s star, Jake Johnson.

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “Digging for Fire”


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