5 hours ago
Tuesday, March 10
Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.
I've gorged on films in my recent influenza-induced fragile state so here's a round-up featuring ten word reviews.
Frozen River: A quiet but edgy drama with great performances and ice.
Hamlet 2: Steve Coogan as a weirder-than-Partridge drama teacher. Funny.
Lakeview Terrace: Samuel L. menaces, shouts and is a racist cop. Average.
Eden Lake: Sexy Fassbender, sexy Reilly, violent Skins arsehole, bloody and good.
Wendy and Lucy: Haunting, elegiac, arty, subtle, heartbreaking, thoughtful, timely, go see it.
Wendy and Lucy from stian hilton on Vimeo.
Gran Torino: Craggy old racist makes you laugh. Prepare for some melodrama.
Slumdog Millionaire: Overrated, contrived. Not bad though and well-directed by Boyle.
Rachel Getting Married: Manga-faced Hathaway is good but film is too yuppyish.
If you only see one of these, make it Wendy and Lucy. And then check out director/writer Kelly Reichardt's previous film, Old Joy.
And I know you've counted the words so yes, the L in Samuel L. Jackson counts as a word here.