I want to make a movie at the Buck Institute. How about a remake of ‘The Time Machine’? Old people go back in time to get a transfusion of Ambrosia, or, is that into the future?
My ex-wife, Mary Ann Tharaldsen, lived in Marin County for six years or so. She was married to Thomas Pynchon.
I know, I know, the web site Rotten Tomatoes is filled with critical praises for this misbegotten film — a cool 73% favorable as I write these words. So how can that be?
Explaining the critical swoon over movies by a filmmaker his buddy-critics like to refer to as PTA is something I can’t manage. While acknowledging a certain dramatic flair and a keen sense of time and place in films such as “Magnolia” and “Boogie Nights,” his increasingly pretentious, if not portentous, oeuvre has since those earlier films left me cold.
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