Sunday, January 10, 2010
Auteur Watch - Allison Anders
Damn. Falling behind already. So much for New Year's resolutions! On to the auteurs of 2010. How's the other half of A Band Apart that no one talks about doing lately? To be even more brief, which do you suppose is Ms. Anders' favorite decade? And will she and Nancy Savoca ever resolve their bitter blood feud over who's got more indie film cred? If I had to guess, I'd say she enjoyed the go-go 90s with such films as Gas Food Lodging... ooh! Good title. And of course, Grace of my Heart which could've been more cynical like Pirate Radio and used a flimsy excuse to cash in on a top-heavy soundtrack laden with all the greatest hits from the greatest period in recorded music history, but she chose not to, and wisely. But if directors have taught me anything, it's that the current decade is always the favorite, even if you've only gotten work in TV on shows such as Cold Case and Men In Trees. But the 2010s look to be more fruitful in terms of that ol' silver screen that all aspire to! Something called Smile Now Cry Later... pretty good title; must be a coming of age story about how she got picked on all the time. (after visiting site) Close enough.