Sunday, April 22, 2007

Color Me Kubrick: Grade B


Color Me Kubrick (2006)

John Malkovich. Director Brian Cook

Malkovich is a brilliant actor and this is a vehicle for him to shine, a light comedy in which he plays a Stanley Kubrick impersonator. By talking like a movie director (more like a producer, actually) dropping big names and alluding to new “projects”, he manages to get free drinks, hotel rooms, cigarettes and sexual partners until he is finally found out.It’s a commentary on how ordinary people and even movie insiders lose all critical thinking capacity when they’re around the rich, famous, and powerful.That’s not much of a premise to sustain a whole movie and Malkovich is way better than the movie. But it’s funny and he is terrific, especially for his dedicated fans.Honor Blackman, who was Pussy Galore in 1964’s Goldfinger, looks remarkably good (at 80 years old!) in a bit part.

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