ellen page i think is brilliant. she reminds me very much, although strange to say, of a combination of jodie foster and natalie portman. she has that petite feline physical quality of natalie portman and the spunk and talent of jodie foster. no slight on natalie portman, given the right choices and good venue she can be brilliant. did you see her in 'beautiful girls,' or more recently in 'the darjeeling' limited... good stuff. but to share a few words about the two films hard candy and juno. hard candy will disrupt your breathing. it is a brilliant tough film. watch it with someone if you can... but it is worth seeing. i haven't mentioned the film juno here because it is this little interesting and smart film. i liked it very much but i did not think that it would appeal to 'a wide audience.' but i was wrong, lots of oscar buzz. good. see it if you can, it's smart and quirky just to warn you. oh, and lots of fun.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
they have this thing here in the states when talking about films that i think is funny. the idea is 'see it' if it is good, and 'skip it' if it is bad. and of course there is always, 'wait for the dvd.' i promise i am not turning this into a film review space, it's just that i like stories, films, books, plays, you get the point... a short while ago i mentioned to j. that i was going out to see the film juno. i wasn't so sure about the idea of the film, it had not won my confidence, but the actress won my confidence when i saw her in a film called hard candy.