Thursday, December 28, 2006

John Waters Top Ten

John Waters ArtForum top ten is here. He's not just a hilarious cult film director. He's also a part time critic. This list is always a must read. F'rinstance on Sherrybaby:
Maggie Gyllenhaal plays an ex-convict drug addict (the kind I see in Baltimore every day), and the film is so depressing and great that I wish I could see it with an all-female prison audience.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Sleeping Dogs Lie???

liu said...

that top 10 list is funny...and depressing...

Nat you ever done a list of the hottest directors???? if you plan on doing it again or for the first time please consider Fernando Eimbcke director of Duck Season, I met him like 3 months ago, he's like the hottest director evah! and much more talentend than the horrible Inarritu and Del Toro (ugh!)

NATHANIEL R said...

liu, i wrote about Eimbcke earlier this year. with a photo. and you're right. i saw him in person in Toronto too.

StinkyLulu said...

Thanks for that link, Nat.
I do love the Waters. Don't always agree, but do adore the POV.

Bruno Packer said...

Nice to see some love for The Departed, via John Waters! Yey!

Maybe the King of Camp's voice will silence the snobby voices that insist The Departed is "only" an action crime film. If it is, so what?

StinkyLulu said...

When I saw The Departed I totally thought it was a very very dark comedy. And I was not alone in my guffaws at the lightly attended screening. I shared this observation with Nick (Nick's Pick Flicks) and he seemed vaguely appalled, which cued my realization that I'm a sicko & that not everyone else liked the "comedy"...

Bruno Packer said...

The Departed is funny. Definitely a very dark sense of humor. Glad to see you enjoyed it as I did.

The very first time I saw it, I went to an early morning screening. Very few people were there, so I felt free to crack up anytime a funny bit came. =)

Kamikaze Camel said...

Speaking of The Departed I liked it when Manhola Dargis said Michael Mann should have cast Jack Nicholson in Miami Vice and then people wouldn't have been hostile towards it. Probably true.

Anyway. John Waters is a hoot. I wonder if New Line are going to use him in their Hairspray marketing at all. Only he could put United 93 and Jackass Number Two at the top of a Top 10 list.

Bruno Packer said...

Can't agree more. Jack was the only thing that I didn't like about The Departed. Too "being himself", too showy.

They needed an actor that portrayed an "I'm a ganster and I'm evil" thing, instead of his annoying "I'm a ganster, and I'm super cool" thing he came up with. Absolutly out of place. Hell! even Ray Winstone could have been a better Costello!