Saw a couple movies recently: Stigmata and Hard Eight. Stigmata was obviously directed and edited by someone who had been watching too much MTV…all the quick-cutting and Profiler-style flashes made me dizzy and contributed nothing to the story or feel of the movie. Clumsy.
Hard Eight, on the other hand, was very good….and even better with the director’s commentary. My respect and admiration for P.T. Anderson grows each time I see one of his movies. P.T., if you’re out there, I wanna be just like you when I grow up.
Speaking of P.T., he uses a lot of “three name” actors in his films:
Philip Baker Hall
John C. Reilly
Samuel L. Jackson
William H. Macy
Philip Seymour Hoffman
“Marky” Mark Wahlberg