Watchmen in Wonderland (Weekly Links)


Salute the Comedian.

My reviews for the Herald this week. My take on Watchmen is that it’s overly faithful, poorly acted, and has absolutely no perspective on its own ideas. A lot of it’s enjoyable anyway.

Watchmen. “Not ‘Sounds of Silence’ again!”

Phoebe in Wonderland. “She’s so unusual.”

Cherry Blossoms. “A somewhat aggressively nice film.”

Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect. “Too busy by half.”

Movie Diary 2/19/2009

Alien Trespass (R.W. Goodwin, 2009). Pipe-smoking scientist, meteor, Southwest desert…all the familiar elements are here in this warp on Fifties alien-invasion pictures. But do check out The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. (full review 4/3)

Cherry Blossoms (Doris Dorrie, 2008). Any historical unease about the linkage of Germany and Japan is gradually worn down by Dorrie’s gentle touch, in an East-West thing that recalls her documentary, How to Cook Your Life. (full review 3/6)