Movie Diary 10/26/2009

Irene in Time (Henry Jaglom, 2009). Jaglom’s still going at it, these days with his latest protegee, Tanna Frederick, who makes a point of not leaving any emotion unexpressed – but then it’s a Henry Jaglom movie, what would you expect? This time out the nattering women are talking about their fathers, the men are on the make. Makes you want to slap people. (full review 10/30)

Chelsea on the Rocks (Abel Ferrara, 2009). The legendary Manhattan landmark, given a kind of first-person oral history by denizens past and present. You just know off-camera interlocutor Ferrara is going to get himself onscreen eventually, and he doesn’t disappoint. (full review 10/30)