Movie Diary 6/25/2009

Public Enemies (Michael Mann, 2009). A true Dantean circle of hell — not the movie, the preview screening. Dear god in heaven, there must be a different way to distribute movie passes. (At the very least, instead of giving away free T-shirts at these things, they might supply some bath soap.) The movie? That Michael Mann sure knows surfaces. (full review 7/1)

Life is Hot in Cracktown (Buddy Giovinazzi, 2009). Watched the DVD for Amazon. Urban brutality, with junkies and hookers and thugs. I’m not sure it’s forgivable to cast Kerry Washington as a character who was once supposed to have been a man.