The Reel Rhino has been BUSY this weekend. Along with parenting, husbanding and putting in two hours of "work" work, I managed to take in a great pair of theater films as well as a bunch of On-Demand titles.
Of course there was WINNEBAGO MAN on Friday (WINNEBAGO MAN Reel Rhino Review). That would have been enough for me...but of course I had to push it a little harder.
Stay tuned to the bottom to see my review of CATFISH! The secretive documentary that has the internet all a-twitter, and twitter all tweeted out!
Want to see how things were and get a taste of the film? Check out this interview from Letterman during this period in his life. He was on the show promoting TWO LOVERS, a film he did with the always lovely Gweneth Paltrow. Here's the clip:
Watch this movie and see the pain in Joaquin's eyes moments after the interview ends. This film caught a flash in the pan of a train wreck that we rarely have such a window to look through at the essence of the breakdown, rather than seeing snippets on TMZ.
It gets 4 of 5 horns from the Reel Rhino, if for no other reason, to celebrate something different and to see a film where what you believe is really up to you. Also worth the price of the movie is a moving bit of dialogue offered by Edward James Olmos when he comes to visit the troubled Phoenix. It is the water drop analogy that came to be played in several of the trailers. Brilliant story, brilliant delivery.
Here is the second appearance on Letterman....the apology interview as it can be said. I include this for the sake of showing both sides of the story:
I think even here we see some residual pain in Phoenix's eyes. I hope he heals from the series of events and I know he is being considered for the role of J Edgar Hoover for an upcoming biopic. I think he would be great and it would be the perfect Oscar-bait-esque film for his reintroduction to Hollywood.