Image from Liza Johnson's 'Hateship Loveship' film.

MFA Alumna Liza Johnson's Film Review


By Genevieve Sarah Loh for Today (Singapore) on July 22, 2014

Sure, you wished director Johnson could have allowed Wiig some room for more spark and personality as her character slowly blossoms, especially given Wiig’s tremendous capacity to evoke humour in the most benign of situations. But all is forgiven when you slowly realise that the story takes you to unexpected places and you encounter genuinely surprising reversals...

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Hateship Loveship

Director: Liza Johnson
USA | 102 minutes

Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) star in this smart, funny, and moving family drama based on a short story by revered Canadian author Alice Munro.

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Liza Johnson is and UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

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' From left: Guy Pearce and Kristen Wiig. Still image from 'Hateship Loveship' film is courtesy of Liza Johnson and the Austin Film Society.

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