Movie Diary 7/16/2012

Trishna (Michael Winterbottom, 2012). The director’s second (correction: third – how could I have forgotten The Claim? and Jude is the other) Thomas Hardy adaptation proves a tough transplant, especially when Hardy is such an authoritative storyteller while Winterbottom appears to be against story, or at least the comforting aspects of an ancient kind of storytelling. (full review 7/20)

At What a Feeling!, Neil Simon goes to basic training, but Mike Nichols saves the day: a 1988 review of Biloxi Blues.

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