From the front page of Dave “Literal Half-wit” Poland’s moviecitynews:
“The Diaper Dandies At Reverse Shot Smack Down Eleven 2006 Movies With All The Smug Insight Of Your Average Bright Freshmen Film Student”
Something’s not right here….At least he said we’re bright!
What’s he on about? Glad you asked.
Hey…it’s robbie. Sorry to impinge, Clarence, but I thought I’d chime in, just to remind everyone of D. Poland’s (as it turns out quite inauspicious) review of Little Children way back when, in which Todd Field is favorably compared to EVERY DIRECTOR THAT EVER LIVED. Strap yourselves in, cause this isn’t the praise of any old average freshmen [sic]:
“One could easily assert that Little Children is the film that Ang Lee and Alan Ball and Robert Redford and Paul Thomas Anderson and even Woody Allen have been trying to make for a long time. Others, like Alejandro Inarritu and Steven Soderbergh and Alexander Payne and Cameron Crowe and Jim Brooks and the Coen Brothers are working on similar canvases, but are too interested in entertaining to go somewhere quite this dry and relentless (though they often come close and achieve greatness on different levels). I love me some Malick, but he wants to let the wind blow through our hair and to allow us to reflect on ourselves even as we watch his movies. In England & Ireland, Jim Sheridan and Alan Parker and Neil Jordan and Mike Leigh have gone here and have probably come closer to this work in defining their cultures than American filmmakers previously have…
But the one filmmaker whose voice is clear and clean in Little Children, aside from Todd Field, is Stanley Kubrick’s.”