Trying to feel special
And retain a sense of dignity and glamour
The absolute opposite of Alex in Wonderland, clockwatchers articulates the hyper specific anxiety of a precarious economy and ever more freelancing world. Four women, finding temporary friendship through their shared fantasy of a stable job. They remain forever temporary employees as they struggle to NOT be losers.
The brilliant nuance of being a loser girl.
Silent and covered up with a nice hair cut and a perfect outfit. And then when you open your mouth...all is lost. The…
There are many movies about Los Angeles, but not many about the class dynamic between the neighborhood of Glendale versus the rest of the city. Mildred Pierce, as a Angeleno myself, is the perfect film about the non-Hollywood la lifestyle, that coexists beside the glamour world as its invisible paramour mistress. James M Cain, the King storyteller of Los Angelenos working middle class, can’t help but remove the band aid and itch. This middle class that was brought west by…
Got to this film from the deep deep prime video “newly added” “bins”. An endless clicking is the closest thing I have to thrift store shopping.
This film made with major stars was clearly done as a favor to the Movies director and star, who was a popular but never publicly recognized groundling improv performer. The story is bizarre but metaphorical. It’s somehow, due it clearly being done on favors and the support of a community I am charmed at all aspects of the film, because it’s so effing Hollywood.