Tuesday, March 28, 2006


"How long, mommy?"

I love the work of Michael Tolkin, he also directed the great film "THE NEW AGE" starring Judy Davis & Peter Weller. Mimi Roger's gives an oscar-worthy performance in The Rapture. It depicts Sharon and her lackluster daily life as an information operator. However, she and a male friend engage in group sex nightly with couples they meet at local bars. The story follows her conversion from one way of living to another, both extremes. It is an accurate description of fundamentalism (whatever form it may be). I have seen people extremely moved by this film. I saw it with a girl whom is now a fundamentalist Christian (she was struggling with spiritual beliefs at the time) at the end of the film she could not stop weeping, she kept saying "that's not fair". That should give you an idea of the profound impact this film can have on people. The film's religious characters are part of a new-age fundamentalist Christian group that always refers to something called 'the blue pearl'. As Mimi Rogers said "this film has no happy answers." And yes it does go where few films dare to go. Bojan Bazelli's masterful cinematography leads the viewer to 'the other side.' Also stars a pre X-Files David Duchovny. This is a film that needs to be embraced.


At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the name of the friend you are referring to?

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her name is Jennifer, no longer a friend though.


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