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June 23, 2008

Which to See?

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

N.P. Thompson posts a smart and funny wrapup of the recent Seattle International Film Festival. Movie he mentions that I'm most eager to see: Nina Paley's "Sita Sings the Blues," which sounds beautiful. Or maybe Alan Ball's "Towelhead," which N.P describes as world-historically bad. I don't know about you, but I try to catch a good number of hyper-awful movies. Are you really a moviebuff if all you pursue is high-quality experiences?



posted by Michael at June 23, 2008


Ah, why rationalize it? I know exactly why you want to see Towelhead.

Posted by: agnostic on June 23, 2008 10:18 PM

Oh dear, I love Alan Ball. Is there any chance that Thompkins just didn't get it?

Godawful movies can be wonderfully entertaining, I agree. I was very pleasantly surprised by Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, recently. But I couldn't figure out if it wanted to be as awful as it was.

Whereas Showgirls sent me into a deep depression.

Posted by: Sister Wolf on June 23, 2008 11:06 PM

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