Variety - Sundance Film Review: ‘Experimenter’

The controversial social psychologist Stanley Milgram gets a biopic as polymorphous as one of his own research studies in “Experimenter,” a highly formal, always fascinating movie from writer-director Michael Almereyda, who here delivers his most fully realized effort in the 15 years since his modern-dress “Hamlet” starring Ethan Hawke. Almereyda conceives of Milgram’s life and work as a kind of constantly evolving theater piece and runs with the idea, resulting in a decidedly Brechtian bit of filmmaking that routinely breaks the fourth wall and employs other bits of theatrical artifice to tell its tale. Such old-school indie-art-movie quirks won’t be to everyone’s liking, but for those who imbibe, “Experimenter” offers a heady brew of theories about the essence of human nature, and a Peter Sarsgaardperformance that catches Milgram in all his seductive, megalomaniacal brilliance.

Jessica Toscano

Jessica is an LA based art director and producer who has worked for a variety of clients ranging from Dunkin Donuts to Marvel. With a background in dance, photography, and design, Jess brings a colorful yet minimalist approach to all her projects.

Her most recent producing work includes the anticipated feature documentary, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead directed by Justin Krook, making it's world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring. And two brand new web series in collaboration with the directing duo 2FridasGrowing Up Derby a coming of age series that follows the life of a Los Angeles youth roller derby team; the LA Junior Derby Dolls; and Inspiring Women Series, a series giving you glimpse into the lives and minds of women who have found happiness and success by being their authentic selves and following their hearts.