I'll keep this short, as I usually do when I've got a group piece on MostlyFilm to plug. (After all, it seems a bit much to write a thousand or more words of backup material like I did here when I only contributed five hundred or so to the original article.)
Anyway: Steven Soderbergh has a new film out, and here's its trailer. He technically stopped directing films five years ago (although during that time he directed two complete seasons of a TV show to keep himself occupied), but now he's back. In Celebrating Soderbergh, a bunch of the MostlyFilm regulars have picked one of his films and written about it. I went for Schizopolis, probably one of the oddest things he's ever done.
Need reminding what those films looked like? Well, that's why there's a video playlist down there.
- sex, lies, and videotape, reviewed by theTramp. "They were never more than fairy tales and SLVT was anything but."
- Schizopolis, reviewed by me. "He knows how self-indulgent a movie this is, and he doesn’t care."
- The Limey, reviewed (sorta) by Max Fischer. "Remember DVD commentary tracks? Remember DVDs?"
- Out Of Sight, reviewed by Mr Moth. "I know Babe 2 has its fans, and is held in high regard by some, but I didn’t want to see it."
- Ocean's Eleven, reviewed by theTramp. "So note perfect it hurts. There isn’t one actor you feel is wasted here."