5 down, 3 to go. last night’s movie was…different, without a doubt.
- FranÃ§ois Ozon’s movie 8 femmes is, as Piers Handling says, “a giant chocolate cake of a movie.” a mystery, a comedy, an absurdist crime thriller, even a musical. catherine deneuve showed up for a standing ovation and then watched the audience swing from laughter to mild confusion. i think the movie lost a few people who like their movies a little more formulaic, but most seemed impressed. as for me, i liked it, even though i usually detest musicals. the movie never took itself seriously enough for the music to seem overbearing; instead, it was quirky like your weirder friends. not for everyone, but most peope seemed to enjoy it. i believe i’ll put it in third place. the rankings, in case anyone’s interested, are as follows:
- laurel canyon
- the emperor’s club
- 8 femmes
- talk to her
- adolphe (in this case, the gap between #4 and #5 is like the distance between “good” and “pig-nasty”)