Joint report on Kevin Sampsell reading for HTML Giant w/ Ken Baumann.
Saw Shutter Island. I hated the novel. Liked the movie a lot, largely for reasons of style. It's a pulp feast. The twist ending is still pretty atrocious, although I'd forgotten the revelation that (SPOILER) he'd rescued her from Dachau. But they revealed that so quickly and cursorily that one could have been forgiven for missing it completely.
Also, it has Ted Levine, one of the most underrated film actors alive. (He was Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. He's been in everything from Joy Ride to The Fast and the Furious to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.) And he has one of the best little moments in the film, which is just a brief car ride.
I like this short film by David Michod.
I looked it up because I'm so interested to see his film Animal Kingdom, which showed at Sundance and got picked up recently.