A Lot to Talk About XI
Zach is gone. Like Will, I thought he had it all sown up. Wow America, the last time you were this near-sighted you voted Melinda Dolittle off American Idol. The good news is that, like Melinda, Zach’s future is probably already set, despite losing the show.
So, after getting through all the obnoxious filler last night, we had only four films to watch.
Will’s Yes Men was outlandish and clever, with a great, old-fashioned look and a suave, beautifully lit style. My favorite of the night. In fact, as I was saying last week, with Zach gone, I’d love to see Will win this thing.
Sam’s Dress for Success was a funny take on the whole torture porn thing. Though the blended genre worked better than the judges gave it credit for, it certainly had its faults, not the least of which was pacing. I think Sam is gone.
Adam’s Army Guy looked the worst and may have had the best reveal at the end, but getting there was painful. Despite it’s admittedly Fellini-esque moments, I didn’t like it as much as the judges. For me, Adam has been mostly forgettable all season long.
Jason’s Oh Boy — interesting that another film about a man in a dress is explained by way of torture — looked great, moved great, had a nice stunt, and was shot well. Jason’s films, more than anyone else’s, look the most technically proficient. I very much enjoy and appreciate Jason’s gentleness, whimsy and kindness and was very happy to see the judges point that out last night.
I see this coming down to Will and Jason. After all, “there can be only one.”