Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Film Week

A review of the films I've seen this past week.

CINEMA VERITE (2011)
Interesting film about the making of the PBS documentary series An American Family, which I've never seen. (This film did make me interested in seeing it, though.) It raises some interesting ideas about what the ethical boundaries are in documenting the daily life of a family, but none that it really wants to explore so much as just highlight. The performances are good, though, particularly Thomas Dekker as gay son Lance Loud and Diane Lane and Tim Robbins as parents Pat and Bill. Not a bad movie, really, but not what it could have been. *** stars.

BEDAZZLED (1967)
Simply put: one of the funniest movies in history. **** stars.

4 comments:

Michael said...

Good call on the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore movie! Bedazzled is a very underrated piece of cinema and it showed the chemistry that Peter and Dudley had together. It is still funny today. It goes to show you that good British comedy is indeed timeless!

Dr. Monkey said...

Bedazzled was genius.

Devilham said...

The original Bedazzled is freaking awesome. Peter Cook was fucking hilarious!!!

Tallulah Morehead said...

Bedazzled is the film debut of my friend Barry "Dame Edna" Humphries, who is hilarious as "Envy".