June 30th, 2009

Grosse Pointe Blank

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The Sydney Morning Herald is telling us to stop reading newspapers.

Wise words, but contrarian that I am, I actually bought the Herald today, for the first (non-Friday) time in many a moon. I still block all the ads from their site though (but of course).

I like this Clarence kid, he's fucking crazy

I saw the 'Tarantino cut' of True Romance. In its cheerfully misanthropic way, it is very good.

It's not even that non-linear (this is not Pulp Fiction here); the ending is a more significant change, and it does add gravitas to proceedings. There were various other scenes I didn't recognise, which mostly worked, and it was also fun to see James Gandolfini (in one of his first movie roles), saying he was getting to old for the mob stuff.

I like this Eli kid, she's fucking crazy

Also, not right now this minute, we saw Let the Right One In. Despite all the hype, I didn't really know what to expect, which is no doubt the best way to see anything (maybe).

For those few out there that were charmed by The Little Vampire (TV version) and Young Dracula, this is... not quite that. But it is a beautiful, solemn and (shhh) shockingly violent look at a young vampire getting by in the world, and a boy trying to work out what that means.