Iconoclast auteur Todd Hayne and god herself Julianne Moore work together about once every six years. They started with [safe] (1995), miraculously repeated that brilliance with Far From Heaven (2002), and are now back together (albeit in a minor way) for 2007.
I'm more than a little excited. (This post is just an excuse to show you these movie posters again or for the first time depending on where you've been in your internet travels)
Julianne is sadly not one of the multiple Bob Dylans of I'm Not There directed by Haynes (previously discussed here) But she does appear in the film. To make up for the non-lead role there she's finally got a part worthy of her gift again in Savage Grace. You can see all sorts of divisive reaction to it if you chase the links from greencine but word on her performance is quite good. Indiewire calls her "deliciously evil". Savage Grace is by Tom Kalin whose major claim to fame is directing Swoon in the early 90s, which was a Leopold and Loeb dramatization. (It's worth a look if you haven't seen it or aren't up on that once vital emerging queer cinema --Todd Haynes, Gregg Araki, and others all emerged around the same time. What heady days those were. Now there's mostly auteurless dumb comedy where provocative GLBT movies used to be.) Haynes had a brief acting role in Swoon and both he and Tom worked on the writing team of Cindy Sherman's Office Killer.
This is all a long way of saying that I love it when Julie travels with the intellectual queer cinema brigade. Moore please! It's just such a better fit for her than playing plot foil to Nicolas Cage. The only thing cutting into my anticipatory enthusiasm is the realization that I'll have to wait until 2013 for a fourth Todd & Julie pairing. sigh