Friday, October 21, 2005

The Cutting Edge

When I got home from work yesterday, I felt as if I'd hit the "movie a day wall". So, Short Cuts seemed like the best choice to make. I knew it'd be long, I knew it'd be dense. What better way to push on through the wall than a cinematic gorging feast? Anway, the full review will be up later tonight, but I'll say now that I think this is a fantastic film.

If you've seen Short Cuts, you know that this is a great ensemble piece. There was no one from ALF in it that I could see, which was disappointing. Still, I want to know who gives your favorite performance in this movie? For me, it's a toss up between Jack Lemmon and Fred Ward.

10 comments:

Raymond said...

May I ask what this obsession is with people who starred on the Television show ALF?

David Wester said...

It was just one of those things that happened where I watched 2 movies in a row that had ALF cast members. I thought it'd be something to look out for in the future. I'm always delighted when I see Willie.

Lisa Sonrisa said...

Sorry I have nothing to say on "Short Cuts". Altman movies make me feel like I'm smoking dope, or, rather, elicit a feeling that I assume is what smoking dope is like.

Wasn't there a tabloid piece on "Willie" a few months back? Something about being in a gay crackhouse?? Yikes!

Anyhoo, I almost died when I saw the title of this post. "The Cutting Edge" has to be one of the dumbest movies ever.

David Wester said...

I'll bet Alf got him hooked on gay sex. I can't account for the crack.

That's funny that Altman makes you feel like you're smoking dope. His movies make me feel like I'm the only sober person in the room.

Montesano said...

Give Joan Allen the Oscar.
I know -- as far as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is concerned -- the two most intense months of movie releases are still to come, but as far as I'm concerned, the brilliant actress Joan Allen, who has proved time and time and time again, what amazing range and acting talent she possesses, deserves the Academy Award for Best Actress this year for her wonderful, subtle, mannered and nuanced performance as Terry Wolfmeyer, a woman who must come to terms with the sudden disappearance of her husband, in The Upside of Anger. To read more of this article...and many others on film visit MoviesonMyMind.blogspot.com

Andren said...

Jack Lemmon hands down IMO. Still love his performance in Glengarry Glen Ross aswell.

zora said...

i loved tom waits in this one. but i love tom waits in every movie, so that's not such a compliment.

i'm a big fan of altman's (even though he doesn't seem to have the best reputation), even more so because every movie of his (that i know at least) is a manifest against dubbing. people must have hard times dubbing all those little things said in passing in altman-movies that will later prove to be essential for the understanding of the plot. and as germans are so used to only mind the main conversations, the joy of a good altman-movie remains with the lucky few...

p.s.: i also have a very intense memory of the j.j. leigh character - and her relationship to chris penn. i never did understand his character in the end though...

zora said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
zora said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
zora said...

sorry for that.