Monday, August 28, 2006

Half Nelson

I don't know. I just don't know. I didn't love this while watching it but now I think maybe I kind of liked it. I'm kind of sick of movies about drug addicts though. Okay, so maybe this one was a little different. I mean, it is about a really good looking Brooklyn school teacher. I should be able to relate, right? Well, other than the crack problem part.

Parts of the rhythm of the film reminded me of being made by a less unique David Gordon Green. It wasn't bad by any stretch. And it is getting great reviews. But some of the reviews seem to be giving the film credit for its subtlety and nuance. I suppose but the turning point near the end is pretty damn contrived, if you ask me.

I'd love to see more films shot in Gowanus and Fort Greene because this film did look great.

I'm interested in listen to the Elvis Mitchell interview with the filmmakers this week. Maybe they'll convince me to love the movie.

Cobble Hill Cinema
2006