... you can learn from:
The Contender (2000)
Laine Hanson: Principles only mean something
when you stick to them when its inconvenient.
A happy birthday to Joan Allen on Sunday!
Skimming thru the movies the NYPL have made available for free streaming and feeling as if an angel is fellating my soul pic.twitter.com/FKGXYJqiFL— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) August 12, 2017
"In Mute, a dystopian neo-Noir set in futurist Berlin, Mr Theroux redeploys his comedic talent for cloaking his identity, this time, to dark and menacing effect. It sounds like a win-win situation. The Blade Runner-ish premise alone is enough to stimulate the saliva glands of the sci-fi agnostic: a mute Amish bartender (Mr Alexander Skarsgård) searching for his missing girlfriend becomes embroiled with two sinister black-market surgeons played by Mr Theroux and his old friend Mr. [Paul] Rudd. “I’m wearing a shaggy blonde wig,” says Mr Theroux. “It’s definitely not my standard look. It’s a bit of a cheap shot, I know. But I’m a very shallow actor. I’m not going to put a pebble in my shoe and limp around on set. But I do like a good prop.”
"With every tic and affectation — every burst of violence from Evil Coop, every slurred pronouncement from Dougie Jones — MacLachlan further delineates the differences between the first Twin Peaks and the follow-up. At first, the tensions in this season simply seemed like a result of Lynch and Frost making the story they wanted to make, regardless of nostalgia. But heading into The Return’s final stretch, frustrated nostalgia almost seems to be the point. It’s even written into the text: The typically catatonic Dougie comes alive whenever he makes contact with iconic motifs from the original show, like coffee or cherry pie. These aren’t meta references for meta’s sake. Instead, they’re part of The Return’s larger meditation on how much or how little people, places, and things can shift over, well, almost 30 years. We see it in the diminished state of Catherine Coulson, who was dying of cancer when she filmed her last scenes as the Log Lady; we see it in Amanda Seyfried’s Becky Burnett (née Briggs) following in her mother Shelly’s footsteps by getting trapped in an abusive relationship. Most of all, though, we see it in everything MacLachlan is doing, and how well he’s doing it."