Saturday, April 26, 2008

'River' Queen

When it rains it pours, even if that's not quite the right aquatic idiom for Chris Eigeman's Turn the River. What I mean is, almost a month with no posting, and then two in one day! Granted, that's often the way with me, but why not keep up some momentum while I'm still here at the festival and post a full review for my favorite film I've seen so far outside of my own assigned competition bracket ...which, again, I'm not yet at liberty to discuss. Stay tuned, but for now, tune into Famke Janssen's impressive, film-carrying performance in Turn the River, reviewed here, and opening in New York and LA, we gather, on May 9. Be there for Famke, though there's even more in this film to admire.

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Blogger Glenn said...

This entry's title makes me wonder: Have you seen Vincent Ward's River Queen? I imagine you'd have a field day with that patchwork frankenstein gobbledeegook of a movie. I have never found myself exclaiming "wow! just pretty moss on a rock" more in my life.

8:13 AM, April 28, 2008  
Blogger Glenn said...

just = such

and this is KamikazeCamel, btw. I've reverted back to my given name, obviously.

8:14 AM, April 28, 2008  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

The posting title reflects how I wish I had seen River Queen, which was never released Stateside. But you know I love it when heavy-hitter actresses start sailing around the Antipodes. And patchwork Frankenstein gobbledeegooks are often up my alley, too, at least a little bit.

8:26 AM, April 28, 2008  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

mmmm patchwork frankenstein gobbledeegooks. always enticing! or at least reliably discussion-worthy

9:30 AM, April 28, 2008  
Blogger Glenn said...

You guys really have no idea what River Queen is like. It's just so bizarre. So many slo-mo shots of moss on rocks or water trickling over rocks or people staring at rocks and then Samantha Morton being weird and Keifer Sutherland's dreadful undecipherable performance. It's all a bit discombobulating.

But, yes, all the shots of moss on rocks are very pretty.

9:16 PM, April 28, 2008  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

I know it's hard to see how this could be the case, and I can easily see how wrong this could all go, but you're actually making me more excited to see the movie. Samantha Morton being weird + MossCam? I'm all over it. If U.S. distributors ever help me out.

9:49 AM, April 29, 2008  

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