Sunday, July 01, 2007

Movies: The June Stuff-I-Didn’t-Get-To Post, Part II

Comedy of Power. A working knowledge of France’s Elf Aquitaine scandal would no doubt deepen appreciation of this Claude Chabrol film. I pretended it was an Enron executive being hounded by a meticulous government investigator (Isabelle Huppert) and made out just fine. Rosemarie particularly appreciated the movie’s depiction of a woman in a position of authority. Getting a new hairstyle to go with your new office does not make you any less of a professional.

Bandidas. This comedy western from Luc Besson is a mess, but I enjoyed it anyway. There’s a scene involving Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in showgirl outfits seducing a naked Steve Zahn that gets surprisingly sexy, and a great comic bit with a banjo that belongs in a Warner Brothers cartoon.

Major League. I love movies and I love baseball. So imagine my surprise to realize I’d never seen any of the films in this series. By happenstance, I ending up watching the original and both sequels in a span of ten days. I don’t have anything to say about them, aside from I love Bob Uecker. I just want credit for my accomplishment.