Monday, May 16, 2011
A few short reviews
The greatest film of 2011 so far. Can someone get Alan Smithee Kristen Wiig's phone number (also a job and some attractive personality traits)?
Boots Malone (1952)
When Alan Smithee was young, he used to hang out in the stables at the racetrack. Surprised? He is qualified to say that this film about a washed-up agent training a young jockey for a big race is full of realistic details of life at the track. William Holden is a bit too screamy at times, and the ending contains exactly zero surprises, but overall, the film entertains.
Triple Agent (2004)
Alan Smithee has always enjoyed the chatty films of Eric Rohmer, but as the chatter in this film is about 1930's European politics, a subject about which Alan Smithee was poorly schooled, this one was a tough slog.