Friday, June 25, 2010

This Weekend at The Loft: Best Worst Movie

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Tonight at the Loft Cinema: Best Worst Movie, with director Michael Paul Stevenson on hand to talk about the film. And if that's not enough to get you out of the house, Troll 2—the best worst movie that Best Worst Movie is all about—shows at 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. Details here.

The best film critic in Arizona, James DiGiovanna, tells us this week in Tucson Weekly:

The idiosyncratic weirdness of Troll 2 makes it watchable, but the exploration of the people behind that weirdness makes Best Worst Movie riveting. It says something important about art that small-town nobodies, deranged egoists and several people who would likely be labeled as mentally ill if they ever received medical attention could come together and make an intensely interesting, if in some ways incompetent, film like Troll 2, while in Hollywood, high-paid consultants and multi-million-dollar executives churn out flavorless crap that will be forgotten two weeks after the last misleading advertisement stops running.

You can watch Best Worst for sheer entertainment value, but it also excels as a quiet commentary on what it takes to make something rough and original in a copycat business run by smooth-edged clones.

Read the whole review here.

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