January 05, 2006

Film Critic Quote of the Day

"Casanova goes the extra furlong to make its womanizing Venetian hero as puppy-lovable as possible. It even keeps onscreen sex to a minimum (which is like making an Evel Knievel biopic with no bike stunts), ostentatiously praises the virtues of monogamy and reassures us that its hero isnít a sexual compulsive, God forbid, but a man-child with lost-mommy issues who just wants to settle down with a true love forever and ever. Your mom is going to love this movie. Itís Hitch in powdered wigs."
- Matt Zoller Seitz, reviewing "Casanova in New York Press, indicating that Heath Ledger's post-'Brokeback' career will once again swing into sub-mediocrity.

As for Seitz's partner, the Spielberg-loving Armond White, don't ever call him predictable- his Top Ten list has a first-place tie between "Munich" and "War of the Worlds."

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 5, 2006 01:05 AM

That is a pretty stupid unsummption. Ledger probably made that film at the same time or in the same year as Brokeback. Don't most oscar winners pay their dues and house bills by doing B-movies before finding a really good one. I think so. DIE BLOGGERS DIE.

Posted by: A at January 8, 2006 07:13 AM
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