20 July 2009

There's Nothing Worse Than a Staunch Woman, Nothing

Slowly, I'm crawling out of my grim movie-watching blackout, and it's been with surprisingly pleasant results. I bucked up and watched the HBO Grey Gardens with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as the imitable Beales thanks to a Facebook recommendation from Bruce LaBruce. And quickly, all of my reservations about the project evaporated quickly.

In addition to Grey Gardens, I found myself wildly amused by Armando Iannucci's In the Loop, a viciously hysterical political satire, and the omnibus Tôkyô!, in particular Leos Carax's middle segment with Denis Lavant. I think the horizon is becoming clearer... let's hope it remains that way.


filmbo said...

Miss Chlumsky's still got it going on.

Joe said...

That she does. She's also got some impressive comic timing. Shame she was only on that one episode of 30 Rock as Liz's foil Liz Lemler.