Movie Diary 10/28/2009

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog, 2009). It’s hard to know what exactly is happening with this movie, but relatively easy to dig it. Nic Cage, we like you untethered, and Herzog is just the man to throw away the leash. (full review 11/25)

Beeswax (Andrew Bujalski, 2009). Maybe you don’t like the idea of Mumblecore, or young people navel-gazing, or whatever it is you don’t like about these kinds of movies. I submit that making a movie around a pair of non-acting siblings is justified if they are expressive and interesting enough to light up the screen, as Tilly and Maggie Hatcher are in this film. Good enough. (full review 10/30)