James Ponsoldt

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Review: Smashed

Within minutes of arriving on screen, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) drunkenly wets her bed, sloppily teaches her kindergarten class, and wraps up a night of partying by smoking crack at the local homeless hangout.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 26, 2012

Off the Black

The first 30 minutes of James Ponsoldt’s understated feature debut feel scripted; you can see the typed-up lines of dialogue in the exchanges between aging umpire Ray Cook and floppy-haired high-school pitcher Dave Tibbel. Watch the trailer for Off
On the ball
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  December 20, 2006