Movie Diary 8/11/2009

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Neal Brennan, 2009). Why is it when Jeremy Piven gets these leading shots they always turn out like PCU? Producer Will Ferrell turns up in an extended cameo, with some good facial hair. (full review 8/14)

Seraphine (Martin Provost, 2008). A one-of-a-kind painter emerges from the life of a humble and eccentric cleaning lady, in this biography of Seraphine Louis. The movie is appropriately of-the-senses, with possibly a farflung connection to The Wild Child. (full review 8/14)