Movie Diary 4/1/2010

Repo Men (Miguel Sapochnik, 2010). Catching up with this. Not quite as bad as reported, although it has the look of post-production futzing around. The ending is either desperate or inspired, which could describe quite a bit of the movie, actually. Good support from Liev Schrieber and Forest Whitaker; Jude Law looks like he’s ready to break something in half. A lot of it makes no sense. Alex Cox should be pissed, too.

City Island (Raymond De Felitta, 2009). Kind of a frowzier variation on Moonstruck, with an agreeable attitude and pleasant cast; Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, and a funny kid who’s actually funny, Ezra Miller. (full review 4/9)