Saturday, February 27, 2010

Viewing log: 19/2/10

A Closed Book
Not exactly Nabokov, plus too smug and threadbare to function cinematically

Can't begrudge Bridges, and easily indulged, though the Maggie stuff feels tepid

A glancing yet exacting moral puzzle which turns the viewer into a detective

I've dissed this already, but forgot to employ the words "porridgey" and "why?"

Let's make a Nancy Drew cartoon of love and loss! Almost eerily misguided


NicksFlickPicks said...

Having done my time with The Sign of the Twisted Candles, The Clue in the Crossword Cipher, The Mystery of the Glowing Eye, et al., I feel confident saying Nancy Drew wouldn't be caught did in this universe, or even at this movie. It's sort of Rainbo Brite Crosses the River Styx, isn't it?

NicksFlickPicks said...

That's "caught dead" and "Rainbow Brite," of course... but I blame the dementing forces of the InBetween.

Guy said...

I hope you just said "the InBetween" after a suitably awed pause, your frightened, liquid eyes searching for Susan Sarandon.

In fact, I could have rather dug "Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Cornfield" (as I write this, I realize "dug" is a totally inappropriate verb choice), so I'd have to say you're flattering Jackson there, Tim.

With your permission, however, I'm using "porridgey" in the next review to which it applies.