Monday, February 12, 2007

Favorite Actor Monday
















Laura Dern was so good in "Inland Empire" that she reminded me again how much I like watching her act. For whatever reason, I tend to overlook her, until the next time I see her in something and she bowls me over. I need to stop doing that.

Recommended:
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
Wild At Heart (David Lynch, 1990)
Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne, 1996)
two episodes of "King of the Hill" (2002, 2003)
Inland Empire (David Lynch, 2006)

Dern is in Clint Eastwood's "A Perfect World," a movie I like a lot, but her character is unfortunately terribly written, so I can't recommend her in it. Her characters are also pretty forgettable or silly in "Jurassic Park" and "Mask." She plays Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone in Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." I like that movie, and I like ice cream, but I don't remember her acting or eating ice cream in it.

1 comment:

Lynell said...

She was also really good in "We Don't Live Here Anymore."

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