The list of movies out in theaters today that I would like to see is very long, and ranges from dumb critically reviled comedies like Melissa McCarthy's The Boss to dumb critically reviled dramas like Jake Gyllenaal in Demolition... but wait, there are a couple humdingers! I already have my tickets to see The Invitation, director Karyn Kusama's thriller with Michiel Huisman, and then there's Neon Bull, the Brazilian flick starring a very appealing Juliano Cazarré.
Neon Bull has gotten praise from everyone I know (and plenty of people I don't know) who've seen it since; just recently it played here in New York at the "New Directors New Films" festival, but I sadly missed it. I will fix that this weekend, I swear it! Until then you may hit the jump and I'll share a few dozen shots of Cazarré...
"Rain was her first real starring role. She's quite good in Daisy Kenyon and in Sadie Makee. Dancing Lady is fun, and she dances with Fred Astaire. The Bride Wore Red is also quite good. And of course, there's her magnificent performance in The Women."
"Possessed (1931 version. She made 2 movies by that name. Fitting somehow). Sadie McKee - 3 leading men and the great song "All I Do Is Dream of You". Laughing Sinners - She joins the Salvation Army!"
--- For the great Joan Crawford's birthday I asked y'all to recommend some of her early films to see, and I got many answers - to single out a couple that's what Pierce & DCameron had to say. I guess I have some binge-Joaning to do! What do you think?