A bit of a stage-y, act-y film, this, and in that regard somewhat enjoyable, but story-wise the central family is, almost to a (wo)man, intensely unlikeable, with the few who aren’t mean or spiteful still blithely disrespectful to ‘the help’, or ill-served by lurid plot twists that ring slightly false.
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WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE // Before the David Gordon Greens of the film industry were making the strong dramatic independent films of our current generation, there were film-makers like Lasse Hallström who directed “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” that delivers on the same level as those current flock of off-beat dramas. 359 more words
Kings of Chaos concert/benefit for Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA 11/18/2013
Bruce MacDonald’s 2001 neo-noir Picture Claire is shot from a screenplay by Semi Chellas. Tough but naïve Claire (Juliette Lewis) lives in the north Canadian wilderness and falls for visiting photographer Billy (Kelly Harms), and she follows him to Toronto, unaware that photo she’s taken of her are the toast of the Toronto gallery scene, and that he’s tied into some mighty nasty thugs, including gangster drug dealers Mickey Rourke and Gina Gershon. 122 more words