Wednesday, November 01, 2006
CINEMATIC HELMET WARNING
CAUTION:Don't let the Helmet of Cinematic Popularity shield you from the following 3 movies.
DOWN IN THE VALLEY- A completely original yet familiar story that leaves you, like 2 of it's characters, steeped in both sweetness and horror, unsure of which to embrace.
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON- Horror and sweetness, non-fiction style. This documentary of artist Daniel Johnston serves both up in steaming heaps.
THE PUFFY CHAIR-Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass and a stellar cast of actors you've probably never seen craft a deceptively simple story that for me either got so intense or so infuriating at points that I paused and walked away a few times. DVD's a beautiful thing. So's this movie. Check it out.