Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Marie Antoinette" (2006, Dir: Sofia Coppola)

Grade: A


Molly said...

You seem to be quite a fan of Ms. Coppola... What do you like so about her films?

Slayton said...

I've sort of revised my opinion regarding Lost in Translation... it's a fine enough film but a bit... vacuous. I do adore Marie Antoinette, however... definitely unfairly maligned, I doubt a lot of its audience were willing to give this atypical "period piece" a try. The approach she uses really does illuminate some present-day parallels to the content, and the execution is simply dreamlike. I actually had to fight hard not to give it an A+ - it simply isn't at that level but its close.