Other Movies Lately (in 10 words or less)

Monday, January 17, 2011 2:43 PM By Simon

-Tilda Swinton totally understood that Indian-American guy. Multilingual prettiness.

-The mole people are alive and well.

-Peter Sellers digs the counterculture, except when he doesn't.

-This is Godard selling out?

-Amelie-lite ethnic wackiness, silly and amusing.

-Shut the fuck up, Barbra Streisand.


Andreas said...

Oh my God, so many movies! I Love You, Alice B. Toklas is intermittently funny but mostly just REALLY dated. (My dad adores it, though.)

Who says A Woman is a Woman was selling out? That's just silly. I actually recommended that to someone tonight who wanted to see movies similar to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Of course, that comparison is kind of misleading. But A Woman is a Woman is no more selling out that Breathless is. Whereas Le Mepris might be (at least if you trust the prof from my Godard class, which I don't entirely)...

And I Am Love was one of my favorites of the year. So fucking pretty! I could watch it a dozen times more. So much of everything that I love about movies.

January 17, 2011 at 7:14 PM
Simon said...

Andreas: Yeah, I get the feeling my mom would love it (she still goes into hysterics whenever someone brings up 'It's Complicated'). I mean, I first heard of A Woman is a Woman in an article that said some rival director described the movie as Godard selling out, so, you know, I expected a relatively normal musical. As for I Am Love, I didn't particularly like the plot of the script, but the mise en scene (if I can be pretentious for a minute, which I will anyway) was so maddeningly gorgeous I ignore it all. I get the feeling that Tilda Swinton has a very limited grasp of Italian, though.

January 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM
Simon said...

Ah, one day I'll write a better post for it.

January 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM
Andreas said...

I can't testify to the quality of Swinton's Italian, but I did read that she learned to speak it with a Russian accent, as befits her character, which is impressive enough for me. And yeah, "maddeningly gorgeous" sounds about right. THE PRAWNS!

January 17, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Simon said...

Andreas: The prawns make hardcore Christians question everything they once knew.

January 18, 2011 at 8:17 PM
Neil Fulwood said...

STFU, Barbara Streisand should be ratified by committee and passed as a law!

January 20, 2011 at 2:42 AM
Unknown said...

Awesome description of I Am Love.
And as someone who does know Italian, Swinton's accent was all kinds of OMFGunbelievable. She's a genius!

January 20, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Andrew K. said...

Your response to FUNNY GIRL is heinous. You know she's greatest staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar. (You know you do.)

January 20, 2011 at 4:29 PM
Amber said...

I haven't seen "I love you, Alice B. Toklas" despite my undying love for Sellers. Though, after your description, maybe I don't have to.

January 21, 2011 at 6:57 AM
"Yojimbo_5" said...

One of those posts that starts with a smirk and ends with a spit-take. Right on, your review of Funny Girl. Brevity is, indeed, the soul of wit (and the "indeed" insertion kinda kills the point).

January 23, 2011 at 9:50 AM
Simon said...

Neil: Only if the law is the legalization of adult muzzles.

Jose: Was this ever called into question? Nonetheless, we should repeat this every morning to remind ourselves how unworthy we are.

Andrew: I know that, but she still sounds like my grandmother.

Amber: You do, if you love Peter Sellers. I'm ambient, so it didn't do much for me.

Yojimbo: ...thank you?

January 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM