lucius_t (lucius_t) wrote in theinferior4,

Margot at the Wedding

I've been buying DVD transfers from this guy Damon Packard in LA, who has an interesting list of 70s stuff (mostly). He has, for instance, a lot of Jerzy Skolimowski films, including his polish scifi flick Recce de Gory. Skolimowski directed the Lightship, the terrific Jeremy Irons movie Moonlighting, etc. A really quality director who's star is in eclipse. Packard also has lots of fun trash like Spielbergs scifi Name of the Game episode and Spectre, a British horror film with Robert Culp as an occult detective that was intended to be a TV series.
His prices are good and his quality is as good as you can expect from a transfer. Here's a partial list. If there's something you don't see, ask--he probably has it.

I saw Margot at the Wedding, which--surprisingly--I liked. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Nicole Kidman were outstanding as sisters who've been estranged and one (Kidman) comes to attend the other's wedding. It reminded me of one of those old Woody Allen Bergmanesque movies a la Interiors, only done right. The director, Noah Baumbaugh (The Squid and the Whale), really has that fucked-up family dynamic thing down. Jack Black as Leigh's fiancee is better than all right but not as stellar as the women. By turns, funny and horrifying, it's well-crafted, great dialogue. It won't rock your world, but it's worth a look.
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