Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Green's Snow Angels

I'm a fan of filmmaker David Gordon Green's last two films - All the Real Girls and Undertow - I wouldn't say they changed my life, but he's got a nice honest knack for low-key storytelling in a way we don't see nearly enough of these days.

And he gets really terrific work out of his actors - if he can give Patricia Clarkson the chance to deliver a heart-wrenchingly dramatic scene while completely decked out in full clown regalia, then he's one to watch.

Anyway, there's a highly positive review from Sundance of his new pic, Snow Angels, over at AICN. Says Quint:

"Depressing, hopeful, cynical, happy, sad, tragic and everything in between. SNOW ANGELS is complex and incredibly emotional, filled to the brim with outstanding career-best performances by all involved."

It appears to star Sam Rockwell and (cringe) Kate Beckinsale, who really doesn't have much competition in giving a career-best performance, since she's been lousy every time I've seen her try to act.

But also in the film - Amy Sedaris. Nuff said.


Joe R. said...

Kate Beckinsale was very, very good in the first movie I saw her in - The Last Days of Disco - and it took me, like, four movies of hers to realize it was apparently a fluke.

Jason Adams said...

Hmm, I know I saw LDoD, and I remember liking it (I've got the video buried somewhere in my closet, actually), but it's been so long I don't remember anything about it, including the fact that she was in fact one of the two leads.

So yeah, maybe I did like her in something once; I should go back and watch that movie again some time.