Archives for February 21, 2006

First Impressions of “Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story”

Just saw Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull story, which really lives up to that title. It's a Charlie-Kaufman-like leap into the absurd, as we are drawn into the comical lives of the filmmakers and stars trying to make a movie of this "unfilmable" novel. Maniacally non-chronological, and full of comedian Steve Coogan's direct-to-the-camera commentary (in which he pokes fun at his own Hollywood disaster Around the World in 80 Days), it runs along like an adrenalin rush, but ends up leaving you … [Read more...]