McWeeny on film critics who want you off their lawn

Posted by · 8:10 am · August 12th, 2009

Boy I really need to get on the  ball when an idea crosses my mind these days.  Earlier in the week, Guardian writer Paul Harris beat me to the punch on an article I was spinning around concerning Hollywood’s attraction to post-apocalyptic narratives as of late.  Now HitFix’s Drew McWeeny has penned exactly the same […]

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The hidden depths of Sasha Grey

Posted by · 8:31 am · May 24th, 2009

I absolutely love this. It would appear that porn star Sasha Grey and highbrow film critic Glenn Kenny have more in common than just their mutual appearances in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience.” As this Rotten Tomatoes interview proves, Grey’s own cinematic taste is discerning, to say the least. Asked to name her five favorite […]

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Glenn Kenny’s ‘Girlfriend Experience’ set diaries

Posted by · 9:41 am · May 21st, 2009

If you’ve seen Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience” (which opens in theaters tomorrow after being available On Demand and for Internet download since April 30), you no doubt remember former Premiere film critic Glenn Kenny’s cameo performance as “The Erotic Connoisseur,” an assayer of upscale prostitutes in New York who digs into Sasha Grey’s call […]

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Playing critic

Posted by · 3:55 pm · May 1st, 2009

Kris’s review of “The Girlfriend Experience” is but one of several that singles out the contribution of esteemed film critic Glenn Kenny to the film. In a sharply self-reflexive bit of casting, Kenny plays another critic of sorts — one who judges and critiques the performance of erotic escorts. But on his ever-readable blog, with […]

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SHORT TAKE: “The Girlfriend Experience” (***)

Posted by · 11:07 am · May 1st, 2009

Steven Soderbergh really gets back to what he’s good at in “The Girlfriend Experience,” a look at five days in the life of Chelsea, an upscale Manhattan escort (adult film star Sasha Grey, in her mainstream debut). The film is intimate (no pun intended) but also keeps the audience at arm’s length, forcing a voyeuristic […]

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