Archive for Michael Winterbottom

Foie Gras and Michael Caine Impressions: The Trip

Posted in Review, Timothy Parfitt with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by Timothy Parfitt

A little film that cuts surprisingly deep, The Trip follows two comedians playing themselves as they traverse north England on a gastronomic tour. Steve Coogan gets an assignment from Esquire magazine to try all these fancy restaurants in the moors, but his girlfriend flakes, which leaves him no choice but to bring his best friend/annoyance Rob Bryndon. The movie plays off the pairs great chemistry and comedic chops, but the frequent moments of levity stand in relief against themes of loneliness, art, and death. Continue reading

Texan-American Psycho: The Killer Inside Me

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on July 5, 2010 by Timothy Parfitt

Based on the pulp classic by Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me finds Casey Affleck in the role of 50’s small town sheriff Lou Ford.  His polite manners and boyish looks camouflage a rotten, corrupted mind.  Given the assignment of running a prostitute (Jessica Alba) out of town, he instead decides to start sleeping with her, and as a result has kill half about the town. Continue reading