'I Love Dick'
Amazon, May 12
The most promising (and arguably ambitious) of last year's Amazon pilots, Jill "Transparent" Soloway's take on Chris Kraus' semi-autobiographical, semi-experimental novel puts the mighty Kathryn Hahn in the middle of a love triangle between with her cultural wonk/writer husband (Griffin Dunne) and the cowboy intellectual (Kevin Bacon) who runs an author's seminar in Marfa, Texas. Even if you're not a fan of the justly celebrated book, you'll dig the surgical precision of the satire; Soloway's trademark tragicomic character-study chops, on full display here; Hahn and Dunne's brittle chemistry; and, best of all, a white-hot Bacon playing a combination of Cormac McCarthy, Norman Mailer and every other swinging you-know-what male writer of the 20th century. You'll be hearing a lot about this one. DF