2005/04/30

The YES, THIS WAS ACTUALLY PUBLISHED moment of the week

FILM REVIEW; Spies Chasing a Spy Chasing His Identity
By STEPHEN HOLDEN


It may sound odd to call a chilly, paranoid thriller like ''The Bourne Supremacy'' entertainment comfort food. But in the wake of 9/11, this globe-trotting post-cold-war melodrama full of standard cloak-and-dagger intrigue has the reassuring aroma of a home-cooked meal served while riding the world's smoothest roller coaster.
As the story unfolds at a whirring pace whose tremors flow like the seamless pulses in a sleek, percussive symphony, watching the movie feels like lying back after the meat loaf and mashed potatoes and being spoon-fed gourmet ice cream while the wind whistles in your ears.


--Ok, now keep in mind all of the talented writers out there who can't get a fucking break. This goes beyond mixed metaphor...this is downright avant-garde.

2 Comments:

Blogger clarencecarter said...

He's just betraying his roots as a Warhol Superstar. (Mostly true.)

I think we should all try to think about movies in the context of eating more often.

The Interpreter would be something like attending an United Nations banquet in a familiar cafeteria and being served a decent meal bookended by cold, sticky gruel.

4:40 PM  
Blogger robbiefreeling8 said...

Kings and Queen, which I plan on seeing for the third time when it finally comes out next week, is definitely a four-course meal, albeit one often interrupted by wild belches. I'd say Duck l'orange contrasted with a plate of ring-dings, followed by a chaser of Cheetos and a fine Argentinean Beaujolais. Of course all of this is being fed to me by a wet nurse while I'm hurtling at full-speed down the Long Island Expressway.

1:24 PM  

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