Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Brilliant ambition, unique vision, reaching for the sky and... Hard to decide which is more impressive, the new, expanded version of "Donnie Darko," or the performance and great beauty of its extremely talented star, Jake Gyllenhaal. I am proud to have loved this 2001 genre-splicing deeply-felt mind-bender of a film at first sight, in a Pasadena movie house with Brian in the eerie weeks that followed 9/11. Slightly flawed brilliance is always far preferable to perfectly realized mediocrity. I could ruminate on "Donnie" at great length, and probably will. But for now, approaching Turkey Day, I shall call it a night (yes, I sometimes write these posts the night before...

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