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Art School Confidential
Why I Saw It: When you see as many movies as I do, you start hearing about indie flicks with lesser-known actors in leading roles. Max Minghella is an actor who I’ve seen in supporting roles in The Social Network and The Ides Of March, so I wanted to see what he could do when the film was riding on his shoulders.
What Was It About? A guy learns about life, love and fame while attending art school.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10
Memorable Performances: There weren’t really any performances which I’ll remember, besides perhaps Minghella as the lead role. I was tempted to mention John Malkovich, but I had forgotten he was involved until I looked back at the film to get details.
Potential Nominations for Film Quest ’12:
Favorite Parts: The twist turns out to be entertaining, providing more from the film than I was initially expecting. John Malkovich made a perfect art teacher, and Steve Buscemi was perfect for his role.
The Regrettable Aspects: The way Ethan Suplee’s character was portrayed was one of my least favorite parts of the film.
Would I watch it again? I would consider it, but I won’t necessarily be looking for another opportunity to see it.
To Whom Would I Recommend It? To anyone who attended art school or likes indie dramas.
Next up, Cabin In The Woods.