‘Layover’ Review: A Beautiful Antidote for Big Budget Fatigue
"With its topicality and shot design (courtesy of Caldwell and DP William Wolffe), it’s an obvious heir to Linklaterian talkies and Aspirin-infused dramas like Roger Dodger. The cinematography offers midnight in Los Angeles through glassy eyed purity. It’s like ordering a favorite dish at a restaurant you visit once or twice a year. Delightful without blowing your taste buds back. It’s convincing work without being ostentatious, more impressive if you remind yourself that they made these visuals with .008% the budget of Gone Girl. Even without that context, though, Layover‘s scenes are dreamy and alluring, offering a cinematic bolstering to sequences where conversation reigns."