It’s January, which is always a busy time for arty events, what with the Festival and all. I haven’t managed to post about individual things, so here’s a brief round-up of things, mainly not festival related:
White Cabin – Theatrical rubbish from Russian experimentalists. I actually became quite angry watching this, because it must have bumped something else out of the festival programme. There was all sorts going on but it seemed to me like there were no ideas, just lots of stuff. Most people seemed bemused, although there were a few people in raptures and the reviews I Googled were rapturous. Pseuds.
Down The Line – Splendid piss-take of radio phone-ins from Radio 4, full of all too familiar non sequiturs and bigotry.
Volver – Deliriously entertaining new Almodovar. Not quite his best, but once you sit back and let it wash over you it’s a delicious experience, and Penelope Cruz is a revelation.
Clerks 2 – Desperately disappointing sequel to the genius original. Average user rating on IMDb is 7.9, as opposed to Volver’s rating of 7.8. Phht.
If you really want to disappoint your parents, and don't have the heart to be gay, go into the arts.