Monday, November 28, 2011
After getting bogged down in analyzing Eastwood's remarkable J. Edgar, I was remiss in my duties to link you to three other reviews I wrote, and a podcast on which I appeared.
First, I wrote about Martin Scorsese's fantastic Hugo, and came under fire for so doing. Still don't understand the guy's problem, but, you know, there it is.
Then there's Oren Moverman's Rampart, a decidedly weird normal film, if you get my meaning. It's not weird like, say, The Skin I Live In, but that is a very outwardly weird film. Rampart is a totally straightforward film told in from a rather psychotic perspective, and this, I'd argue, gives it its power.
And finally, we have Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, which I admired greatly and really have no understanding of those who take great issue with it. It might be getting a little big for its britches with all this Oscar talk, but it's still a very fine piece of work. These, and other concerns, are further discussed on the latest episode of the ShockYa podcast, hosted by the affable Rudie Obias, who was good enough to have me as a guest.