So last night I ran into my friend Brynn at Film Forum on my way to see Lola Montès–the crazy-brilliant cinematic extravaganza by Max Ophüls (more on that later)–and, while I was standing in line, she asked me, “So you know what comes out on Friday, right?”
My instantaneous reaction, given the inescapable barrage subway ads, movie trailers, and blue-johnson internet chatter, was obvious: Watchmen.
Oh, silly me! She was speaking in particular to Film Forum’s release schedule, and trust me when I say that the movie she had in mind doesn’t need any blue genitals to be twice the cinematic doozy that Watchmen will be.
Oh, snap, y’all! Having seen Leave Her to Heaven on a mere television, I can absolutely testify to how incredible it is as a movie, and I can guarantee that, on the big screen, it will positively MELT. YOUR. FACE. (Academically speaking.)
I think we all know what this means…