Film She Makes Good on Her Line of Questioning
posted by March 25 at 11:21 AMon
I’m still on vacation, so I haven’t been paying much attention, but I gather everything is the same: Hillary simply must drop out, and all the white people who voted for her in Ohio are racist while all the white people who voted for Obama in North Dakota are enlightened.
With the exception of yelling at Joni Balter on C.R. Douglas’s Seattle Channel show last Friday, it’s been a mellow vacation. I saw a movie; Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park. Charles Mudede reviews it here and The NYT’s Manohla Dargis reviews it here. (Both raves.)
Although, I think Dargis is mistaken about this movie when she writes, “Mr. Van Sant has rarely been as patient with his female characters as he is with his male ones.”
Macy, the girl character who plays the Existential detective opposite the Portland PD’s homicide detective, delivers this movie by being the only active person on the screen—which means she makes good on her Existential line of questioning by also playing a teenage super hero. You know: Human being = Super Hero! Super Hero = Teenager! Teenager = Human Being!
And she reminded me of Jodie Foster’s genius moment in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.
Oh, and this one on how both Obama and Clinton exaggerate their records in the U.S. Senate.