Monday, 11 August 2008
It's been a shitty few days, what with the passing of Simon Gray, Bernie Brillstein, Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes, not to mention the various political situations around the globe which don't make it a happy planet at the moment despite the Olympics. Given all that, it's hard to muster the energy to congratulate The Dark Knight on a fourth weekend at the top of the US box office. But congratulate it we must. Nolan's film has knocked Shrek 2 (!) off its perch as the third highest domestic grosser of all time and now has Star Wars in its sights. Talking of which, I skipped The Clone Years yesterday with a crappy cough which has plagued me all week but reading Variety's review this morning I don't think I missed much. What I did watch last night, was writer/director Jeff Nichols' indie gem Shotgun Stories which is out in the UK on DVD in September and which I will review nearer release.