xyzzy’s October 2001 films
- Battle Royale
- The Score
It wasn’t quite as Ally McBeal-like as the trailers made it seem (in the visual trickery rather than unisex bathroom sense). Essentially a film about a girl who isn’t very nice. She likes playing tricks with people’s lives and I’m not really sure why this should be such a good thing. Lots of people seem to like it though probably because it tries to be happy: maybe it’s a French film for people who don’t like French films. I don’t know.
- The Man Who Wasn’t There
- Legally Blonde
Fun but rather less satisfying than Election which also featured Reese Witherspoon.
- Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
I was lucky enough to see this in a performance on Halloween at Brighton’s Cinematheque with a soundtrack from TestCard. It was a little strange to see it having seen Shadow of the Vampire. but it still manages to have surprises in it.
“The rules of hair care are simple and finite. Any Cosmo girl would have known!”