Saturday, August 13, 2011
James Mottern’s Trucker begins with Michelle Monaghan having a deep, hard orgasm. That’s one way to get people’s attention, I guess. Satisfied, she climbs off the young man, puts on her clothes, blows off the gentleman’s attempts to engage further with her, marches out of his motel room and climbs into her big rig. It’s a blunt scene, quietly effective, telling us much of what we need to know about her character, Diane Ford, a long-haul trucker.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Kick-Ass and Defendor did not. Why? Who knows. It adopts much of the same style—mixing broad parody with real violence—but somehow, subtly, takes itself just seriously enough. We’ve seen much of this stuff before. But not quite like this.