Hide Away (Eyre, 2011)

Josh Lucas (unnamed in the film – except for “Young Mariner”) stars in his first dramatic lead in this rather stunning, overly metaphorical and imperfect film.  His performance is hugely successful.  Hide Away (originally titled A Year in Mooring) is a tale of redemption and the film does not survive the clichés of the genre, but barely so.  The mysterious supporting characters speak primarily in metaphor and poem referring to the grand Traverse (the film is beautifully shot on the waters of Traverse City in Northern Michigan), Hesperus (Lucas’ boat) and with rather direct hints at Buddhism. Young Mariner has … Continue reading Hide Away (Eyre, 2011)

Vampires Suck (Friedberg and Seltzer, 2010)

Now I am losing all credibility I might have gained from this site and others after giving your favorite film Home Alone (1990) 0 stars out 5 stars.  Vampires Suck is a 2010 vampire spoof film based on the Twilight film series[3] and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Vampires Suck’s most important find is Jenn Proske – resume:  The Groundlings and BFA Theatre Arts Cum Laude Boston University School of Theatre – a Canadian actress with a career ahead of her I think.  It’s so bad it’s good so that I find (found) myself laughing at this in an Airport! sort of way. ** / … Continue reading Vampires Suck (Friedberg and Seltzer, 2010)