Movie Diary 5/20/2009

Paper Heart (Nicholas Jasonovec, 2008). Giggly comedian Charlyne Yi in a somewhat mystifying quasi-pseudo-documentary, with Michael Cera doing his thing. (Screens at Seattle International Film Festival, 5/23 and 5/24)

Up (Pete Docter, 2009). Well, hell, these Pixar people really are pretty good. You wouldn’t think a kid hanging from a garden hose smacking against a zeppelin window would be one of the highlights of movie year 2009, but it is. One bummer, a sign of the times: security people roaming through the aisles of the preview screening, diligently scanning the crowd for cameras as the movie plays on, out of focus. (full review 5/29)