Movie Diary 7/7/2009

Bruno (Larry Charles, 2009). In many ways it’s too bad the filmmakers had to cut the Michael Jackson joke in the aftermath of the KOP’s death, because the movie’s real target – ample revelations of homophobia notwithstanding – is the kind of grotesque celebrity culture exemplified by the over-coverage of Jackson’s death. In any case, this is something like a movie. (full review 7/10)