Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dirty Girl: Movie Review

   Embracing the dirty girl attitude.

I liked “Dirty Girl” because it was unabashedly fun. It was pro-gay rights, pro-female independence, and anti-religious persecution without it being about any of that. On the surface it was an ‘80s throwback with the teen kids embracing the “anything goes” attitude while their parents clung to their conservative values. Pack a suitcase, pop in a mixed tape and run away.2010

Directed by: Abe Sylvia

Screenplay by: Abe Sylvia

Starring: Juno Temple

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shame: Movie Review


Shameful characters learning about themselves and each other.

There’s a lot to be ashamed of in “Shame”. But are the characters actually ashamed of their actions? That’s an interesting question which the film attempts to answer. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a sex addict; Sissy (Carey Mulligan) is Brandon’s wayward sister and is a needy drama queen; David (James Badge Dale) is Brandon’s boss and is an offensive womanizer. These aren’t easy characters to like or even necessarily care about, but they certainly are compelling.2011

Directed by: Steve McQueen

Screenplay by: Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen

Starring: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan