Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Critical Week: All glory is fleeting
Before the four-day Easter weekend, I also saw Blackthorn, a finely made Bolivian Western starring Sam Shepard as Butch Cassidy; The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, a quirky indie that kind of gives up on its road-movie premise along the way; and Pasolini's iconic 1964 film of The Gospel According to Matthew, a masterpiece just remastered for DVD release. Meanwhile, distributors cancelled the only press screening of the Bruce Willis/Henry Cavill action movie The Cold Light of Day, so I missed it completely. Critics who paid to see it haven't been very kind.