The problem with Children of Men is that it’s too much of a performance and not enough of a movie.
House editor-in-chief Matt Zoller Seitz authors this piece for the Reverse Shot Brian De Palma symposium.
An indispensible book, mixing surprising and original insights with the usual amount of bemused and sometimes flatulent Thomsonian pontificating.
De Palma translates Ellroy’s dick-swinging dialectics into his own, decidedly more sensitive aesthetic.
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The closing shot of last night’s Deadwood episode was never meant as a series-ender.