The indie drama “The Song of Sway Lake” is full of good ideas that never quite coalesce into an actual movie. Writer-director Ari Gold and his co-writer Elizabeth Bull chase a very particular feeling of nostalgia and regret, and while they catch it occasionally, the pursuit comes at the expense...

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  • The Song of Sway Lake
    Evocative family drama celebrates nostalgia with an unusual storyline and a sumptuous collection of tunes from the past - now available on VoD ... Your platform for thought-provoking cinema. Home REVIEWS ARTICLES TRAILERS CALENDAR PROFILES ABOUT Our Services « previous. ... The Song of Sway Lake ...
    02/7/2019 - 9:00 pm | View Website
  • The Song of Sway Lake movie review
    The song in The Song of Sway Lake is an actual song, a custom composition for the Sway family that becomes the source of an intergenerational struggle. At an expansive vacation home on the upstate New York lake named for his family, young Ollie Sway (Rory Culkin) is determined to find the ultra-rare (and ultra-valuable) 78-inch record of ...
    02/2/2019 - 12:23 pm | View Website
  • "Sway Lake's" unhappy story starts impressively, then ...
    Robert Sheehan (left) is a visiting charmer and Rory Culkin the son of a prominent family in “The Song of Sway Lake.” Photo: The Orchard . Ari Gold’s “The Song of Sway Lake” is saturated with a kind of melancholy nostalgia, and viewers who can accept that will find other virtues as well in this flawed film.
    01/22/2019 - 2:56 am | View Website
  • ‘The Song of Sway Lake’ Movie Review
    If The Song of Sway Lake is about the power of nostalgia and the pitfalls of living in the past, it only gets itself about halfway to the finish line. Nostalgia can be comforting, yes, and it is often seen through rose-tinted glasses, yet it can also become a trap that skews one’s perception of things.
    01/21/2019 - 4:41 pm | View Website
  • The Song of Sway Lake | Houston Press
    The 1992-set The Song of Sway Lake may muster some nostalgia for an era two decades past but the film, directed by Ari Gold and co-written by Elizabeth Bull, is actually about the nostalgia the ...
    12/1/2018 - 5:41 pm | View Website
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