Tenspeed & Brownshoe

Thursday, April 13, 2006

If you had to choose - HAD to choose, would you go see ROCKY 6 or
Tarzan the Musical on Broadway?
If you HAD to choose ...
You don't have to pay in either case.
Not with money anyway.

On a positive note - Spike Lee's new film INSIDE MAN proves again that he is one of the most important American film makers of our generation.
Spike will never lie to you.
He photographs New York like no one else (fuck off Woody) and his unmistakable flourishes and visual dioramas always remind me that I am watching a true master at his craft.
Sure, Spike making a bank heist movie is like Julia Childs making a hamburger - but there are hamburgers and there are hamburgers and you should definitely sink your teeth into this one. ( I did not just say that-)
The smaller roles and even extras are one of the most fun things about the film. Lee captures that blue collar "bacon-egg-and-cheese-on-a-roll" New York guy on the street perfectly and lovingly. Watch for the firemen with nothing to do who keep see turning up in the background.
Everyone is pitch perfect and the ending is not that ridiculous. Jodi Foster as the ultimate waspy white devil from hell is particularly frightening.

-Brownshoe keepin it real.