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Archive - Aug 2013

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August 25th

If I Were You

If I Were You

Marcia Gay Harden gave a Judi Dench of a performance in this contrived comedy that ultimately shines because of star quality acting.

Harden is subtle, reserved, and refined, even while making Lucy Ball like faces. Her performance glued me to my seat waiting for her next line. Leonor Watling was charming as the mistress to Harden's wife. Filmed in Toronto, the apartments and street scenes were lovely. There are just so many reasons to watch this film. The film gets 3.75 out of 5 and a 5 for 5 for Marcia Gay Harden

August 5th

Cloudburst

Cloudburst (Dukakis, Fricker)

"Any mop can give you an orgasm."

Within minutes of the opening, Stella (Olympia Dukakis) says "Any mop can give you an orgasm." I started laughing at that point and was charmed and fell in love and had a laughter orgasm all mine own. Cloudburst is as beautiful as the clouds, "like a donkey carrying 2 nuns & a beagle racing across the sky".

Thom Fitzgerald wrote and directed this brilliant lesbian film with such finesse and power as to make me swoon.

Loose Canons 'Mine vaganti'

Loose Canons, Ozpetek Scamarcio

Ferzan Ozpetek delivers another gem.

Loose Canons is as light and fluffy as a rom-com, but made substantial and reflective through art. I just loved this film.
I certainly rank Ozpetek in the top five filmmakers working today. He is fuckin' brilliant.