Monday, June 8, 2009


The Conversation aside, I've never been a particular fan of Francis Ford Coppola, even if his films clearly merit a certain amount of serious attention. But I've been thoroughly enjoying his recent self-financed projects, 2007's impressive, but uneven Youth Without Youth and, especially, his latest work, Tetro, which I reviewed for Slant Magazine. Although the latter film abounds in plot absurdities and a certain awkward earnestness, in its gentle but inspired experimentalism, its rich HD palette and the sheer pleasure it takes in its own sense of invention it's an enormously appealing work, one I would be far more inclined to re-watch than The Godfather.

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