[UPDATED] Watch Picture Me in a forgiving mood, and Sara Ziffs documentary about her and her friends experiences as working models in the pre-recession fashion industry has a freshness to recommend it.
For this will to deceive that is in things luminous may manifest itself likewise in retrospect and so by sleight of some fixed part of a journey already accomplished may also post men to fraudulent destinies.
Ang Lees such a consistent, frustrating mediocrity. His films are all very almost. Its tricky to pinpoint what makes each second-rate, but invariably, when the closing credits roll, the predominant emotion is dissatisfaction. Teamed as he is with uber-scholar and producer James Schamus, Lees non-blockbusters feature scholarly but misguided attention to period detail of clothing, transportation, mise-en-scène.
You can thank me for Pirates of Penzance. Thank me for the long-awaited DVD release of 1983 feature film adaptation of the Joseph Papp produced revival of Gilbert and Sullivans finest work. I signed the online petition twice; played my Betamax dub of the original television airing until the tape warped and I couldnt even transfer it to a new one.
Although expressly political, James T. Hong is not your typical activist filmmaker. He has said, I dont think movies always have to have socially uplifting value. For the most part, if they do, it's boring.