Monday, July 28, 2008

Quick movie reviews

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998
Kris Kristopherson
Leelee Sobieski
Barbara Hershey
Jesse Bradford

A (dysfunctional) family living in France eventually moves back to the states, just as the daughter and adopted son enter the high school years.
Some good acting and a dark, if somewhat predictable, coming-of-age story.

One Night at McCool’s 2001
Matt Dillon
Liv Tyler
Michael Douglas
John Goodman
Paul Rieser
Andrew Dice Clay

Surprisingly intelligent comedy about a femme fatal who manipulates the lives of all the men who come in contact with her. I recommend it.

New York Doll 2005
Documentary about Arthur "Killer" Kane, bass player for the New York Dolls, recovering alcoholic and recent Mormon convert.

Angie says:
Pleasant surprise of a documentary. Poor Arthur. Not much of a Killer Kane, when we met him. Very nice man with a lot of resentment not well hidden. David Johansen looks and acts like the New York Doll he is/was. Still got that "coolness" but Arthur never succumbed to it.

And after finally re-capturing his former glory, he dies of leukemia.

1 comment:

Angie said...

Tim: You recommend a femme fatal?